John Paul Miller
Overall: 47.9 x 1.6 cm (18 7/8 x 5/8 in.) Lender accessory (Red box): 4.4 x 17.6 x 13.3 cm (1 3/4 x 6 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Classification: Jewelry / Adornment
Object Place: Brecksville, Ohio
Accession number: 2009.319
Description: Polished round amethyst beads with gold granulated spacers, four small gold beads with abstract-patterned granulation, and three large beads with images of sea creatures depicted in granulation; the largest of the three, in the center, depicts an octupus, and the two flanking gold beads depict starfish. Handmade clasp decorated with gold granulation.
Provenance/Ownership History: Made by the artist for Toshiko Takaezu about 1972; given by Takaezu to the MFA in 2008. (Accession Date: February 25, 2009)
Gift of Toshiko Takaezu in honor of John Paul Miller