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"Infinite Knowledge" neck ornament

This neck ornament is a snake-lie wrap and is composed of hundreds of pierced paper circles that appear to have been cut from a manuscript. The circular end pieces, or caps, are made of silver. There is no clasp or closure. The necklace comes with a handmade fitted, wooden box with various...

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The artists' signature, J. Parernak, written in cursive, is impressed on one of the end pieces. The is also another stamp "j.e" as well as a larger abstract stamp in the form of three coils.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman

American, 1999


Length: 118 cm (46 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands