Short Necklace Or Armlet (India), 19th century
This is a Short necklace or armlet.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Field Museum of Natural History as part of Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.
When the de Forests traveled through India in 1892–93, Lockwood gathered jewelry that was subsequently displayed at Tiffany & Co.’s Indian jewelry display at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair—most pieces were later donated to Chicago’s newly-founded Field Museum. De Forest appears to have supplied most of the geographical identifications; unidentified examples may have been made in de Forest’s Ahmedabad studio, using jewelry from other parts of India as models.
It is credited
Lent by Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Their number 82155.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 22.9 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm (9 in. x 2 in. x 3/4 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.