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Woman's necklace

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This necklace which hangs by thin black leather straps is composed of one large half-bead of amber with a gold-toned bead in the center, surrounded by a collar of leather embellished by violet thread and black and gold colored balls. Around the leather disk are small feathers. A large casade of...

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Mid 1970s, purchased by Karen Rotenberg, Boston, in California; gift of Rotenberg and her husband Michael to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Michael Rotenberg

American, mid 1970s


Height x width x depth: 24.5 x 21.5 x 2.5 cm (9 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 1 in.) without straps

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Medium or Technique

Leather, amber, and feather


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands