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African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Cuff
Item #48369
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Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Mindfully aesthetic and elegantly on-message, this striking etched-brass African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Cuff with FREEDOM logo is formed and polished by hand. The unique openwork design reprises one of the motifs gracing the Museum’s architectural corona, or crown. The name of the Museum is featured on the inside of the cuff. Make it a set with the matching African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Brooch. Hand-buff with a polishing cloth. Store in the sealed bag with anti-tarnish chip. Made in the U.S.A.
A proud and elegant celebration of our National Museum of African American History and Culture, the openwork pattern of our African American History and Culture Museum Brass Corona Cuff echoes one of the designs 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 19th and newest Smithsonian Institution Museum—the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)—opens in fall 2016.
3.5"dia. x 1.375"w.

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Average Rating:
By Museumgoer
Boston
March 11, 2017
5.05
"I love this bracelet and wear it almost daily paired with pendant necklace made from keychain."
By Love the new museum
Baltimore MD
November 28, 2016
5.05
"Received has a birthday gift and I love it ,fits perfect."
By O'G
DALLAS BY WAY OF NYC
November 08, 2016
5.05
"GREAT X-MA'S PRESENT"
By Nupe
Washington, DC
October 22, 2016
4.05
"I purchased two bracelets: one, as a momento, for a friend who had visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the second as a gift for her adult daughter who has yet to visit the museum. Each of those ladies was pleased with her bracelet. The bracelet is well made of solid materials and attractive."