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'Shadow' pendant - Shadow


  • Object:

    'Shadow' pendant

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1974 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blumenfeld, Helaine, born 1942 (designed by)
    Fonderia Artistica Mariani (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast silver

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the generosity of William & Judith, and Douglas and James Bollinger

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 34, shelf D, box 1

Helaine Blumenfeld’s jewellery flows with the energy of her monumental bronze sculptures, and was cast in the same foundry. The human figure is suggested but not depicted. The lines of the pendant anticipate the forms of her large work made four decades later.

Physical description

Curved, tapering pendant of abstract form, with undulating surface, a fold just above the mid-point, and a long aperture towards the top through which a cord or ribbon may be attached to enable it to be worn.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1974 (made)


Blumenfeld, Helaine, born 1942 (designed by)
Fonderia Artistica Mariani (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Cast silver

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 270 mm, Width: 57 mm, Depth: 44 mm

Object history note

Acquired from the artist's own collection. Helaine Blumenfeld recalled that her solo show in New York in 1976 included some unique pieces of jewellery that were for sale, but that from then on she never sold jewellery but only made it for friends.

Descriptive line

'Shadow' pendant, silver, designed by Helaine Blumenfeld and cast in Pietrasanta, Italy, 1974






Jewellery; Metalwork; Sculpture


Metalwork Collection

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