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necklace with beaded medallion
  • Ada Bosin
    active: United States
  • necklace with beaded medallion, 1970
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • buckskin, string, beads, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 50 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 5/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0480

This single strand beaded necklace has translucent light blue faceted beads, translucent orange faceted beads, opaque white faceted beads, four off white tube beads and two hairpipe beads. There is a beaded medallion at the front center with a buckskin backing and a fringe of faceted beads at the bottom of the medallion.

The medallion has a white field and orange border. There is a yellow center with a band of orange, dark red, light blue, then a band of orange and white triangles. There is a band of light blue, medium blue with red dots, dark blue, light blue with white bars, and white with alternating red and light blue dots. The outermost band consists of orange triangles with dark blue dots in the white field between.