Woman's necklace

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, amber, and feather

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

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 multi-colored and varied feathers hang in a cascade below the beaded motif. All these elements are attached to a piece of leather on the back.


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