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Man's Breastplate

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Shell, glass beads, commercial leather, brass, twine
  • Place Made: North America
  • DATES 1880-1900
    DIMENSIONS 18 1/2 x 11 7/16 in. (47 x 29.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE By exchange
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This man's breast plate has nine, carved flat, shell bead strands across the chest centered with a blue faceted glass bead. This is then held by a raw, hide, thin band that goes all around. This is studded with small brass buttons. Ten rawhide cords are along the sides for tying on and two at the top.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Crow. Man's Breastplate, 1880-1900. Shell, glass beads, commercial leather, brass, twine, 18 1/2 x 11 7/16 in. (47 x 29.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 41.863. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.863_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 41.863_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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