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Phoenix
  • Mary A. Kretsinger
    1915–2001
    born: Emporia, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Phoenix, 1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • enamel, 24-karat gold, mounted in 18-karat gold
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 64 x 95 x 10 mm
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0702
Description
Exhibitions

Pendant is brightly decoarated with a white bird that has its wings spread. Yellow oval shape encircles the head of the bird. Above oval appears to be a rim of red fire, blue sky, and red flames below bird as well. There are three shark tooth shapes attached to left and right side of pendant. Pendant is attached to a black band with gold clasp.