Requires Photography

Necklace

Native American (Unknown group)
early 20th century


Object Place: Northwest Coast, United States

Dimensions

78.7 cm (31 in.)

Accession Number

1992.384

Medium or Technique

Jet and glass beads, brown bear claws, and leather

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Leather thong strung with black jet beads and eight clans about 1.5” long that are separated each by two white glass beads.

Provenance

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).

Credit Line

Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge