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Elder's necklace with shells Necklace, 1900–1972

This is a Necklace. It is dated 1900–1972 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is conus shells, leather, glass beads. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Cordelia Rose. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Amulets, 2016
  • hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, pieced and embroidered.
  • Courtesy of dosa inc..
  • 87.2015.7-1/42

Its dimensions are

H x W: 31 x 7 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Elder's necklace with shells Necklace, 1900–1972; Kenya; conus shells, leather, glass beads; H x W: 31 x 7 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1995-37-8

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