Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Maasai maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • beads, leather, rawhide, metal, wire
  • Object Length/Diameter: 26 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0911

The metal ring is wrapped in dark blue, green, red, and white beads with hide ties. The leather pendant has white, orange, transparent yellow, yellow, red, and blue/white striped beads.