Pair of Incised and Decorated Ear Bones
Arts of the Americas
Bone, feathers,clamshell, plant fiber, cotton string, pigment
late 19th century
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Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
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Pomo (Native American). Pair of Incised and Decorated Ear Bones, late 19th century. Bone, feathers,clamshell, plant fiber, cotton string, pigment, 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (20 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8575a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8575a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Worn by both men and women, tubes of bone or wood pushed through the ear were a common form of personal adornment in central California.These have been elaborately decorated with feathers and clamshell.
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