Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

child's bracelet
  • unknown Native Alaskan maker
  • child's bracelet, late 1800s–1947
  • Where object was made: Little Diomede Island, District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • ivory, horn or fossilized ivory?, india ink, pigment, elastic, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 1.2 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Donald E. Sheriff
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0594
Label Text

Walrus, polar bear, and seal faces are carved on rectangular ivory beads and strung in a circle. There are details in red and black. Two rectangular black beads are made of horn or fossilized ivory. They are strung on thin elastic.