Native American (Unknown group)
Object Place: probably California, United States
71.1 cm (28 in.)
Medium or Technique
Dentalium and glass beads
Not On View
Long, thin white teeth separated by various sizes of brightly colored glass beads.
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