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Massive necklace consisting of flat beads whose diameter gets smaller toward the ends. Two conical brass elements lead from the beads to a brass hook and eye closure. Two cylindrical barrel beads are present, one on each side of the necklace. They are studded with four bezels holding flat-cut...

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Stamped on brass cone: A [with crossbar at top]


Purchased from the artists in 1985.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo), about 1985

Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Turquoise, jet, serpentinite, pipestone (argillite), white/yellow shell (Ethiopian or Melon Whelk; Volutopsius melonis), wrought brass barrels, and white/yellowithorange/red/purple disks (Spiny Oyster; Thorny Oyster Family; Spondylidae, Spondylus americanus)




Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands