Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell and turquoise necklace
  • Santo Domingo or Zuñi peoples
  • shell and turquoise necklace, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • shell, turquoise, string
  • Object Length/Width: 34 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1496
Label Text

The four strands of small shell beads are interspersed with rough hewn turquoise beads and irregular, larger shell beads. The four strands are joined with about two inches of wrapped string.