Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

shell and turquoise necklace
  • unknown Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) maker
  • shell and turquoise necklace, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • shell, turquoise, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 33.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1499
Label Text

The single strand of shell beads is interspersed with rough hewn turquoise beads, and large, irregular pieces of shell. The irregular shell pieces each have three notches. The larger pieces are closer to the front of the necklace. It has a metal hook and eye closure.