Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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necklace with silver pendant
  • North or Central America
  • necklace with silver pendant, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: North and Central America
  • nickel silver, shell, glass beads, buckskin, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 46 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1531

The single strand is made of glass beads of variable shapes and sizes. White, pink, dark blue, medium blue, light green, black, and dark red beads are randomly strung and four white shells are placed even with a partner. The nickel silver pendant in front is round with a scalloped edge. It has a four petal flower over the top of a cross and a line around the perimeter of the pendant. There are two buckskin ties on the back of the pendant.