Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nancy Loo Bjorge
    born: Shanghai, China ; active: United States
  • necklace, 1972
  • Where object was made: United States
  • copper, forged, domed, repoussé
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 49.53 x 17.14 x 1.9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Robert A. Hiller in honor of Carolyn Chinn Lewis
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 2
  • 2010.0145

Hammer-worked copper formed from sheet metal, solid copper, and copper wire. The pendant hangs from ladder-like vertical chain and consists of a convex, heavily hammer-marked disk between two flaring, fluted sheet forms. The clasp is located on right side of pendant drop, and the chain has additional component that dangles down back of wearer’s neck.