About this object


Dr. Sydney Friedman and his wife Dr. Constance Friedman were acquainted for many years with Haida artist, Bill Reid, whom they commissioned to make gold and silver jewellery, between the early 1950s and 1974.

Physical description

Sterling silver bracelet with hinge clasp; the main design is of a deeply hand-carved eagle. The front of the bracelet is the eagle's face with a human face above at centre, and the arms and hands on either side of the eagle's face, and the legs inside the eagle's ears. The back section in engraved deeply with tail feathers, wings and clawed feet, with cross-hatching inbetween. Inscription inside: Reid '72.