Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell bead or pendant
  • unknown Southwestern Native American maker
  • shell bead or pendant, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • shell
  • Object Diameter: 2.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1766

The circular shell bead or pendant utilizes the natural shape of the shell for the opening.