Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell and turquoise necklace
  • Pueblo peoples
  • shell and turquoise necklace, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • turquoise, shell, metal
  • Object Length/Width: 19.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 5/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1501

This is a single strand of shell beads with rough hewn turquoise beads on the bottom half of the necklace. The larger turquoise pieces are toward the center. It has a metal hook and eye closure. The beds are strung on wire.