Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Guaraní maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • seeds, chicken feathers, bone, teeth
  • Object Length/Width: 42 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 9/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6519

The single strand necklace is made from round light grey seeds. The proper left side of a small jaw bone has the teeth intact. There are two tufts of grey and brown feathers a short distance up either side of the necklace.