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Pendant tied to Scalp Lock

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Otter skin, hide, buffalo hair
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 36 1/4 in. (4 x 4 x 92.0 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Osage. Pendant tied to Scalp Lock, late 19th-early 20th century. Otter skin, hide, buffalo hair, 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 36 1/4 in. (4 x 4 x 92.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9033. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.694.9033.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.11.694.9033.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Otter skin tied with hide possibly as a pendent. There is no evidence of any scalp lock attached. Designation comes from original purchase book by curator Stewart Culin. According to Sean Standing Bear 10/24/2000) the hair attached to it is buffalo "fluff."
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