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Earrings (oo koo yant') mounted as necklace pendants

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Blue, cylindrically shaped graduated turquoise interrupted by two groups of four organically shaped haliotis.Altered to be a necklace; suspended from 1991.958. Material details: Orange to white shell: Spiny oyster (Thorny Oyster Family Spondylidae, Spondylus americanus) White small heishi beads:...

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Provenance

Purchased in the West by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge in the 1930s. Descended in the family and given to the Museum in 1991 by Louise Coolidge Carpenter (the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge) and Judith Herdeg (the granddaughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge).

Credit Line

Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents United States, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo), about 1900

Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 48.3 cm (19 in.)

Accession Number

1991.959

Medium or Technique

Orange to white shell (Spiny Oyster; Thorny Oyster Family (Spondylidae; Spondylus americanus), turquoise, white heishi beads (clamshell; these beads are NOT Tridacna derasa, Tridacna gigas or Tridacnidae spp., including all species in genera Hippopus and Tridacna), cotton string

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs