Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • necklace, early 1900s–1948
  • Where object was made: Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • walrus ivory, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 21.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 7/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Traw
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5003

Single strand is made of tube-like ivory beads. The front portion of the necklace is interspersed with semicircular pieces of ivory that are light colored in the center and brown on the convex edge. It has an ivory barrel clasp for closure.