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What is this?

Chainmail form made of silver, covered with overlapping rows of hammered, flattened feather-like steel nails; row of small, gold pod forms along inner edge; large clasp covered by roughly square panel of pale rose mother-of-pearl with gold fastenings.

This is a necklace from Norway. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 1984. Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds and General Acquisition Endowment. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

hammered steel nails, raised gold, silver, mother-of-pearl

Its dimensions are

L x W (clasped): 21 x 23 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

This object was designed by Tone Vigeland

This object was purchased from Tone Vigeland and fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and General Acquisitions Endowment

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