Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Africa
  • necklace, late 1800s–1981
  • beads, string, metal
  • : not strung
  • Gift of Alois Fabian
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3411

The broken necklace was probably once a single strand of 16 beads with a silver metal clasp. Some of the beads are still on the string, including those on either side of the clasp. The beads are cylindrical, with a slight curvature. They have yellow rounded shapes with red outlines on a blue and white field.