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Photo: John Bigelow Taylor, 2007

Sam Kramer (United States, 1913–1964)

Roc Pendant
Date: 1958
4 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. (12.1 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm)
Medium: Sterling silver, 14k gold, ivory, horn, taxidermy eye, coral, tourmaline, garnet; cast, fabricated
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; purchased by the American Craft Council, 1967
Object number: 1967.51
Not on View
DescriptionThis silver pendant is in the form of a distorted, surrealistic bird. An eye functions as the head; a crest of feathers emerges from the back of the head. The creature also has a bold beak and full body. Red, green, coral and ivory stones and gold wire are incorporated across the surface of the piece.
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