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Necklace

Two strands of small coral beads interrupted with green and blue toned turquoise, organically and cylindrically shaped. Joining threads remain unwrapped.

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 Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge

Native American (probably Santo Domingo Pueblo), about early 20th century

Object Place

Santo Domingo Pueblo, Southwest, United States

Accession Number

1991.960

Medium or Technique

Horn, ivory, bone, shell, and turquoise

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands