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Three strands of white cylindrically shaped clam shell interrupted by organically shaped green-toned turquoise and coral-toned haliotis. At neck, strands are wrapped with cotton threads.


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 Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge

Native American (probably Santo Domingo Pueblo), about 1910

Object Place

Santo Domingo Pueblo, Southwest, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Horn, ivory, bone, shell, and haliotis




Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands