Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, beads, monkey teeth, shell, seeds
  • Object Length/Width: 36 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5121

The single strand necklace has small brown seeds with white or red beads between them. There is a large snail shell at the front center and small teeth on either side. It is strung on plant fiber.