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silver pectoral
  • United States
  • silver pectoral, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • nickel silver, incising
  • Object Height/Width: 10 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 7/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1519
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Description

The bat-shaped silver pectoral has three notches on each of the inferior edges. There is a hole at the bottom point, and two on each of the notched borders (bottom of the "wings"). There are also two holes in the "head." There is incised decoration on both sides.

One side has a four petal flower in the center and a line around the perimeter. The other side has three human figures. The man on the wearer's left is holding a US flag. There are two figures on the wearer's right and a small flower in the center.