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Necklace

Object Number:NA5774
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit (uncertain)
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Dentalium Shell
Glass
Skin
Length: 117 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

Description

Seven-strand necklace made with shells and glass beads strung with cotton thread and animal hide. Rows of long, dentalium shells are separated by different sequences of red, light blue, and dark blue glass beads. Segments of beads are separated from the shell by thin strips of hide. One end terminates in a braided cotton strap and the other end terminates in a hide strap.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People ( Nov 1986 - Feb 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Barsness, Kristin J., and Kaplan, Susan A. 1986. Raven's Journey.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 171, fig. 177View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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