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Necklace with magentic, rubber balls

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The necklace consists of a steel wire with seven magnetic ball beads. The position of the balls determines the shape of the necklace. The clasp is a cylindrical rubber tube with magnetic ends.


Purchased by the Donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman

Italian, 1999


Length: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Steel wire, iron, and rubber


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands