Requires Photography

Necklace

Native American (Unknown group)
about 1850–1900


Object Place: probably California, United States

Dimensions

71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

1992.383

Medium or Technique

Dentalium and glass beads

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Long, thin white teeth separated by various sizes of brightly colored 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