Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large beads
  • United States
  • large beads, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • horn, buckskin, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 35 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 13 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5656

The six large horn beads are strung on a length of buckskin, knotted at each end to hold the beads together.

All of the beads are round, and are strung in size order. The four larger beads are dark brown. The smallest dark brown bead is not horn, but an undetermined material. The second smallest is dark yellow. The smallest is mottled yellow and dark brown.