Necklace, Jungle Twins, from the Jungle collection
This haunting necklace combines silver, wood, and Hawk’s Eye to form twin crocodile faces entwined around the front. Silver wraps around the wood base, creating a kind of chain mail effect. Individual strands wrap over the top of the base pieces to form a leash around the necks of the crocodiles. The Hawk’s Eye becomes the eyes of the crocodiles, giving a three-dimensional illusion to their gaze upon the viewer.
It is credited
Courtesy of Susan Beech and Ornamentum Gallery.
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Its dimensions are
L x diam.: 6.4 × 20 cm (2 1/2 × 7 7/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.