Beadwork snake

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

Not On View

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects

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