Ear Bones (Bo-no)
Arts of the Americas
Crane wing bones, sedge root, acorn woodpecker scalp, feathers, glass beads, commercial string, abalone shell
late 19th-early 20th century
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Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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Mary Kea'a'ala Azbill (Maidu, 1864-1932). Ear Bones (Bo-no), late 19th-early 20th century. Crane wing bones, sedge root, acorn woodpecker scalp, feathers, glass beads, commercial string, abalone shell, 9 x 1 1/2 in. (22.9 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8826a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8826a-b_SL1.jpg)
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Earplugs. A red-feathered disk is surrounded by white beads and attached to a carved piece of bone. Pendants of abalone are suspended from the red disk.
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