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Five strand heishi shell necklace with conical silver finishers with a silver chain and eye hook. Old price tag reading "4,100" attached to clasp. Material details: White small heishi beads: Olive shell (Olividae Family)


David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Giiven to the Museum in 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity

Native American (Santa Domingo Pueblo), about 1965–70s

Object Place

Santa Domingo, New Mexico, United States


79.76 cm (31 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

White small heishi beads (olive shell; Olividae family), pipestone (argillite), turquoise, silver




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