Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell and seed necklace
  • American Samoa
  • shell and seed necklace, late 1800s–1904
  • Where object was made: American Samoa
  • shell, seeds, string
  • Object Length/Width: 72.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 28 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of G. J. and Oscar Hood
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4004

The long single strand of seeds and shells has five small grey oval seeds alternating with clusters of 3-5 spiral shells. They are strung on black string.