User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


Start collecting

The elongated navette with etched mother-pearl background and lock of hair bound with gold bow under beveled glass, beaded gold frame, engraved gallery and shoulders, tapering gold band.


Collection of Maria Potter Codman by 1902; inherited by her niece Martha Catherine Codman Karolik, 1902; collection of Maxim Karolik by 1964; to MFA June 9, 1964, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

American, about 1820

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold; hair, glass, mother-of-pearl




Jewelry / Adornment, Rings