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Ornaments

Museum number:
2-5220a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21025220a@2cb
Alternate number:
28AB (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.131 and Acc.52
Object count:
2
Description:
Ear (possibly hair) ornaments; rows of dentalium fastened together with blue glass beads between short strips of buckskin; abalone (Haliotis fulgens) pendants at ends.
Donor:
David Ives Bushnell Jr., G. B. Gordon, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and W. C. Farabee
Collection place:
Great Plains, North America
Verbatim coll. place:
; Great Plains
Culture or time period:
Teton Dakota
Collector:
Francis La Flesche
Collection date:
1901-1902
Taxon:
Dentaliidae and Haliotis fulgens
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1904 and September 8, 1902
Context of use:
Worn by women.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 26 centimeters
Comment:
Exhibited: "UCLMA Plains Indians, 1971". Worn by women.
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