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, shell, seeds, monkey teeth
  • Object Length/Width: 56 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 1/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5139

The single strand necklace has three large spiral shells at the front. There are mostly white beads on the strand, interspersed with small brown seeds and teeth. There is a short segment of pink and another of light blue beads with other colors (yellow, orange, and green) sprinkled in.

It is currently broken.