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.

Necklace composed of mixed-metal, cylindrical beads

The necklace consists of six strands of cylindrical beads arranged in alternating colors (silver and copper-tone). The silver clasp is a toggle.


Elena Cantacuzene in script is impressed on a turtle-shaped tab at the toggle.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman

French, about 2000


Length x height: 3 x 43 cm (1 3/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and patinated metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands