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Necklace

Museum number:
5-6075
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21050006075
Alternate number:
115 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2155
Object count:
1
Description:
necklace; open circle of 9 strands glass beads, 4 red, 2 blue, 1 yellow, 1 orange, 1 blue and white; strung on wire; 2 leather cross pieces; dia. 20 cm.
Donor:
Ronald J. Clarke and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Verbatim coll. place:
Africa; Tanzania; Olduvai; Masai (Murdock ... 43:32)
Culture or time period:
Maasai people
Collector:
Ronald J. Clarke
Collection date:
1965
Materials:
Leather
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1966
Context of use:
Worn by women, made by women. Role in trade: The beads and wire are purchased from Asian or Somali traders.
Department:
Cat. 5 - Africa (except the Hearst Reisner Egyptian Collection)
Dimensions:
diameter 20 centimeters
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