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Woman's necklace (shitoki)

Ainu
late 20th century
Tae Isori (Japanese, born in 1936)


Dimensions

Length x width (Pendant diameter 5 in.): 53.3 x 12.7 cm (21 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

2017.57

Medium or Technique

Glass beads and brass

Not On View

Classifications

Costumes

Large necklace made of blue green, black and clear glass beads of various sizes; bronze medallion etched with leaves and deer.

Provenance

20th century, beads inherited by Akiro Isori from his family, who owned them for approximately 3 generations; before 2016, beads gift of Akiro Isori to his wife, Tae Isori, Kawau Onsen, Japan; 2017, gift of Tae Isori to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Gift of Tae Isori in memory of Akira Isori