Object photography

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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Necklace, mid-late 19th century
  • Leather, dew claw, bear claw
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 33 1/4 in (L: 84.5 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. M. F. Savage, 1888
  • E3717


This is a necklace made of rawhide and composed of eagle talons, grizzly bear claws, and dew claws from a deer. There is a circular pendant attached with dew claws. Some of the dew claws are carved.

Exhibition History

  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997