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beaded ornament
  • Plains peoples
  • beaded ornament, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 11 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 5/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0496

This beaded patch with rounded corners has an iridescent white field, red border, and red picot edge. It is decorated with the insignia of the US marine corps: eagle with wings spread (in blue) over a globe (in red) with an anchor behind (in white, dark blue, and light blue).

It is backed with buckskin.