Sculptural Hollow Form

Alma Eikerman (American, 1909–1995)

Object Place: Bloomington, Indiana


Overall: 12.7 x 14 x 3.8 cm (5 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, 14 kt gold

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Bracelets and armlets

Sculptural hollow form silver bracelet with four gold accents, one signed ‘Alma.”

In the late 1960s and 1970s jewelry artists explored concepts related to the body and its adornment. This bracelet by Alma Eikerman consciously rejects dainty, feminine jewelry in favor of bold “body sculpture” that reflects Eikerman’s assertive approach to linking jewelry to “art.” Eikerman was an important figure in the post-World War II resurgence of metalsmithing, and her long teaching career had a profound impact on the field, as seen in the work of her students Marjorie Schick, Helen Shirk, and Mary Ann Scherr.


"alma" inside cuff


Alma Eikerman; Daphne Farago by 1993 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection


Reproduced with permission.