Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell pendant
  • Southwestern peoples
  • shell pendant, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • shell, beads, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 9 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1767

The circular shell pendant is attached to a short length of plant fiber. The beads are made from wood or seeds and are strung on plant fiber.