Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell and metal necklace
  • United States
  • shell and metal necklace, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), United States
  • metal, shell
  • Object Length: 29 cm
    Object Length: 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1704

The single strand is made up of metal and light shell beads. The pattern mostly alternates between shell and metal but sometimes there are two metal beads together. The beads are round and smooth and are strung on fishing line.