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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.

Provenance

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

beadwork

Possibly Turkey, Early 20th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.1190.1

Medium or Technique

Glass and thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects