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beaded necklace with medallion pendant
  • Meskwaki (Fox) peoples
  • beaded necklace with medallion pendant, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • felt, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 35.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1740
Description

On the flat beaded necklace the strap is mostly white with bands of black, blue-green, medium blue, red, white, and orange. The medallion has a white field with a light blue bird design outlined in black with concentric circles in the belly in black, red, and orange. There is an orange border around the medallion. There is beaded fringe in horizontal bands of white, black, blue-green, medium blue, red, white, and orange. The beaded medallion is sewn to white felt and backed with red felt.