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African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Commemorative Ornament
Item #98119
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Celebrate freedom and the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum with this African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Commemorative Ornament with FREEDOM charm. Etched in brass, the pierced pattern reprises one of the motifs gracing the Museum’s architectural corona, or crown. Includes a red ribbon for hanging. Hand-buff with a polishing cloth. Store in the sealed bag with anti-tarnish chip. Made in the U.S.A.
An elegant tribute to the Smithsonian Institution’s newest Museum, our National Museum of African American History and Culture Brass Corona Commemorative Ornament echoes the openwork pattern accenting the uppermost part of the Museum’s architecture, the corona. The Museum’s bronze-clad corona follows the classical column form of base, shaft, and capital. (In the fine artistic tradition of the Yoruba of West Africa, the column, or wood post, was usually crafted with a capital resembling a crown, or corona.) The corona’s motifs celebrate intricate ironwork designs created by enslaved African American craftspeople in Charleston and New Orleans. Reaching toward the sky, the corona expresses faith, hope and resiliency. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens in fall 2016.

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By O'G
DALLAS BY WAY OF NYC
November 08, 2016
5.05
"NIECE HOL. COLLECTION ITEM"
By Geri
Washington, DC
October 18, 2016
5.05
"Whether decking the halls or getting "all decked out" I'll get great value from sharing my pride in our culture and the NMAAHC! This piece weaves together the raffia of the Mother land, the iron work of the South, the stained glass of the houses of worship, and the faith that brings us this far! Adornment is part of our culture, and this is a most elegant and versatile keepsake or gift. I've added a bail, brings new meaning to Statement Necklace...WOW, the drama it adds to a black turtleneck!"