Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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necklace with beaded medallion
  • Shoshone peoples
  • necklace with beaded medallion, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, buckskin, beads, shell, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 49.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1791

The single strand of light blue beads is strung on buckskin with four white tubular beads flanked by red, yellow, and black. The beaded medallion in front has four beaded fringes, each with a shell at the end. The medallion has a blue green field with small black triangles around the perimeter. The flower-like design in the center is mostly white with red and black tips, on a yellow circle.