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Galalith necklace

Possibly by Jakob Bengel (German, 1873 – 1993)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chrome, Galalith

Not On View


Necklaces and neck bands

Large, curved pieces of red Galalith alternate with slim, narrow pieces of black Galalith to form the pattern of this geometric chromium necklace. The chain is composed of cylindrical links and fastens with a screw clasp.


Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum