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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Necklace, late 19th century
  • Leather, shell, glass, brass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 14 1/2 in, W: 2 1/2 in (L: 36.8 cm, W: 6.3 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Harry L. Damon, 1965
  • E23925


The breast portion of this necklace is made up of twelve circular rows of long shell beads with strips of leather dividing them into twelve sections. The string around the neck is a rawhide thong on which are three long bone beads and several brass and red glass beads.