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Earring

Museum number:
1-259245a
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Accession number:
Acc.4633
Object count:
1
Description:
Earrings abalone shell, part of pair; curved fragment of shell, highly polished; half of each edge serrated at opposite ends; bright metal wire hangers for attachment to pierced ears; length (pendant) 5.0 cm. Serrated design same as employed in elk antler spoon handles.
Donor:
Ira Jacknis and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Northwestern California
Culture or time period:
Yurok
Materials:
Abalone shell and Faunal remains
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements and 5.7 Gifts, Novelties, Models, Reproductions (excluding currency), Commemorative Medals, and Forgeries
Accession date:
June 1, 1994
Department:
Cat. 1: California (archaeology and ethnology)
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