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Reliquary of My Own Making Necklace, 2008

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Kiff Slemmons. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is photo transparencies, mica, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Slemmons’s necklace pays homage to its own creation. Each transparency depicts her hand and the steps she takes in fabricating the work, chronicling her creative process. In her words, “not only did I make the reliquary, it is a reliquary for this kind of making,” thus both a celebration and a lament.

It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (measure with overlap of 2 cells by clasp): 30.2 × 26 × 1.8 cm (11 7/8 × 10 1/4 × 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Mo mark

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Reliquary of My Own Making Necklace, 2008; Designed by Kiff Slemmons (American, b. 1944); photo transparencies, mica, silver; H x W x D (measure with overlap of 2 cells by clasp): 30.2 × 26 × 1.8 cm (11 7/8 × 10 1/4 × 11/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-98

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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