Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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silver pectoral
  • United States
  • silver pectoral, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • nickel silver, buckskin, incising
  • Object Height/Width: 18.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 5/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1520

The large bat-shaped pectoral decoration has a fringe of three metal circles. A four pointed star and a line incised around the perimeter decorates the front. The back is undecorated. There are three holes punched in the bottom edge from which two concentric and two single metal circles hang. Two holes in the "head" of the bat shape are threaded with a buckskin loop.