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Series: Potlatch Dollars
Pendant made from copper, shaped in the form of a traditional Northwest Coast copper, copper hoop soldered to reverse for thong. Printed image on front depicts detail from a US $5 bill.
- Production date
Height: 5.70 centimetres
Width: 4.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Bremner's "Potlatch Dollars" series plays on comparisons between traditional and modern, Native and non-Native conceptions of wealth and value among the Tlingit. By printing imagery from US currency onto jewellery made from copper, an important metal to the historic Tlingit, and shaped in the form of the copper plaques that lay at the centre of the traditional Tlingit gift exchange ceremonies known as potlatches she has created "a symbol of the past and present that all Northwest Coast residents now live in" (Steinbrueck Gallery).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 2 Oct-2015 April, London, BM, ALRC case
2017 23 Feb-27 Aug, London, BM, "Where the Thunderbird Lives"
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number