The Tragedy of Great Love

Lisa Gralnick (American, born in 1956)

Object Place: Rosendale, New York


Overall (pendant, closed): 4.5 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 3/4 in.) Length (chain): 86.4 cm (34 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, 18 kt gold, glass, salt, sugar

Out on Loan

Out On Loan


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

Oxidized silver chain comprised of interlocking circular links, with one 18kt. yellow gold link. The locket pendant is in the form of a square hinged box. On the front of the locket is a negative circular recess. The locket opens to reveal a detachable gold ring, and two compartments behind glass, containing granular material, one labeled “SUGAR” and the other labeled “SALT.” The inside of the locket’s cover is stamped “THE TRAGEDY OF / GREAT LOVE”.


" Lisa Gralnick" engraved in script on rear of locket


Susan Cummins Gallery; Daphne Farago, November 3, 1994 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection


Reproduced with permission.