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necklace with small birds and bears
  • Santo Domingo or Zuñi peoples
  • necklace with small birds and bears, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • shell, stone, silver
  • Object Length/Width: 43 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 7/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1497

The three strand necklace of round shell beads has green stone bears and birds of stone and shell, in white, pink, yellow, and green. It has silver cones where the strands join and a hook and eye clasp.