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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Necklace, late 19th century
  • Bear claw, leather, glass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 9 in, dia.: 7 in (L: 22.9 cm, dia.: 17.8 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Harry L. Damon, 1965
  • E23922


This is a necklace made out of a leather thong on which are strung alternating bears' claws and blue glass beads. There is a terminal white beads at each end of the string. The claws are cut exceptionally long with a good deal of skin and hair remaining.