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Nose ornament

Museum number:
1-12823
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21010012823
Alternate number:
2105 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.303, Acc.304, Acc.307, and Acc.310
Object count:
1
Description:
Shell. Dentalium nose skewer. The shells are laced butt to butt with piece of tule between and wedged in tightly to hold.
Donor:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection place:
Klamath Reservation, Klamath County, Oregon
Verbatim coll. place:
California
Culture or time period:
Klamath Lake, Modoc, and Shasta
Collector:
Samuel A. Barrett
Collection date:
1907
Taxon:
Dentaliidae
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1907
Context of use:
Worn as nose skewer by both men and women.
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
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