Rattlesnake Gorget (Breast Ornament)
Arts of the Americas
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The Americas’ First Peoples, 4000 B.C.E.–1521 C.E.
Collection of Christopher B. Martin
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Mississippian. Rattlesnake Gorget (Breast Ornament), ca. 1400. Shell, 6 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (16.5 x 13.7 cm). Collection of Christopher B. Martin, L49.3.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L49.3.2_PS9.jpg)
overall, L49.3.2_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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Elliptical shaped gorget with three holes along one edge, spaced two then one. The engraved rattlesnake design is circular with the parts of the rattlesnake disarticulated. It is executed in linear style with crosshatching infill.
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