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Long, thin white teeth separated by various sizes of brightly colored glass beads.


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 (Unknown group), about 1850–1900

Object Place

probably California, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Dentalium and glass beads




Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands