Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of shell earrings
  • unknown Sioux maker
  • pair of shell earrings, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • abalone shell, brass
  • Object Length/Width: each 6 x 3 cm shell only
    Object Length/Width: each 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 in shell only
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1527.a,b

The pair of earrings each have a rectangle of abalone shell and a brass ring.