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Beadwork snake

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Green and white and black beadwork snake created using the tubular peyote beading technique. Snake tapers from head to a coiled loop of a single strand of green beads. Possibly a Turkish prisoner of war snake.


1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection


Possibly Turkey, Early 20th century


Length: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass and thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Unclassifiable objects