Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • palm fiber, seeds, gladiator beetle, anteater claw
  • Object Length/Width: 36 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5125

The single strand of twisted plant fiber is strung with light colored seeds and brown-red seeds which mostly alternate. The pendant at the front is a large dark brown clay and a portion of a large black insect.