Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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necklace with shell pendant
  • United States
  • necklace with shell pendant, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bone, shell, metal, string
  • Object Length/Width: 43 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1711

The single strand of beads has a large bi-valve halfshell for a pendant. Gold colored metal beads flank the brass colored beads separating six tubular bone beads. The ends have three tubular metal beads in place of bone. It has a tie closure.