Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded necklace
  • unknown Plains maker
  • beaded necklace, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 32.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1739

The flat beaded necklace is orange with a white border. The front has seven beaded medallions that are glued to buckskin. They are graduated in size, the largest one is front and center. The medallions are in concentric circles of yellow, orange, and dark orange, and the largest also has a brown ring. Each circle has a border of white triangles.