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Object description

  • Sioux artist
  • Necklace, before 1887
  • Shell, leather, brass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 24 3/8 in, W: 1 3/4 in (L: 61.9 cm, W: 4.4 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1887
  • E1928


This is a woman's bone pipe necklace with a large shell pendant. The necklace is made with long, white, conical beads separated by rawhide crossbars. There are ten sections of ten beads each. There are leather tying strings at either end. There is a rough shell disc at one end with two brass beads in the center. There are six short pieces of chain links at bottom end.