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Pair of Earrings

Arts of the Americas

On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
MEDIUM Turquoise, coral, cotton string
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (8.3 x 0.5 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, South, 1st floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 07.467.8454.1a-b
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION These delicate earrings are made by carving individual shell beads in a technique known as heshi beads. The original heshi beads were made of shells ground into very small, fine beads strung into necklaces. Here, the turquoise is done in a similar manner in addition to the coral.
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