Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of figural beaded earrings
  • Mamie Mitchell
    born: Mesquakie settlement, Iowa, United States ; died: United States
  • pair of figural beaded earrings, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Tama, Iowa, United States
  • glass beads, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width: each 9.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: each 3 3/4 x 1 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1729.a,b

The pair of earrings was made to resemble a man wearing a black and white feather headdress. The figures wear white shirts with red and black vertical lines. The beaded fringe is made up of bands of blue, white, and red beads.