Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Woman's necklace (shitoki)

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass beads and brass

Not On View



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


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