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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

European ➔ Necklace, Millifiori Or Millefiori

Small round multicolored glass beads are strung together on an organe cord to create a necklace. Each bead has a gold filigree finding on each end. The clasp is made of gold colored metal. These beads are unique because no two are identical. ;The glass this necklace is made from is called ventian glass. It is made on the island of Murrano near Venice, Italy. Craftsmen handcraft the beads using designs passed down from master to apprentice. Each bead is made individually from layers of molten glass fused around a copper wire held over a flame. This technique dates back to the 11th century.;Purchased from the curiosity Shop for use as a hands-on object in the Newcomers "Jewelry" Culture Kit;Purchased for use as a hands-on object in the Newcomers "Jewelry" culture kit
Lampwork, Glass, Metal
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Purchased With Funds From The Michigan Humanities Council
Discovery Kit: Jewelry (October 14 2019)

Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.

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