Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Henry Crow Dog
    active: United States
  • necklace, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota, United States
  • horn, beads, buckskin
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 36 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 14 3/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7127

The single strand necklace is made to resemble a bear claw necklace. The "claws" are carved from dark brown horn. There are one or two round wooden beads in light natural colored wood or brown wood between each claw. They are strung on a narrow strip of buckskin.