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Single-strand bead necklace with amulets

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The necklace consists of spherical, blue-glass beads, carved bone amulets in the form of stylized bird heads, and tusk shells.

Provenance

1980s-90s, purchased by Dale and Doug Anderson from dealer Dexter Cirillo; 2012, gift of the Andersons to the MFA. (Accession date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson

Native American, 20th century

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2012.389

Medium or Technique

Glass, shell (Dentalium elephantinum), mother-of-pearl, and bone

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment