Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

shell, stone, and bone beads
  • United States
  • shell, stone, and bone beads, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), United States
  • shell, bone, stone, turquoise
  • Object Length: 14.5 cm includes longest bead
    Object Length: 5 11/16 in includes longest bead
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1708

One turquoise bead is strung together with stone, bone, and shell beads. The remaining beads are white. Some of the beads are tubular, some are disc shaped, three are triangular, and one is rectangular with two holes.