Native American (probably Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Object Place: Santo Domingo Pueblo, Southwest, United States
74.3 cm (29.25 in.)
Medium or Technique
Horn, ivory, bone, shell, and haliotis
Not On View
Three strands of white cylindrically shaped clam shell interrupted by organically shaped green-toned turquoise and coral-toned haliotis. At neck, strands are wrapped with cotton threads.
Purchased in the West by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge in the 1930s. Descended in the family and given to the Museum in 1991 by Louise Coolidge Carpenter (the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge) and Judith Herdeg (the granddaughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge).
Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge