Pomo. <em>Pair of Incised and Decorated Ear Bones</em>, 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)

Pair of Incised and Decorated Ear Bones

Artist:Pomo

Medium: Bone, feathers,clamshell, plant fiber, cotton string, pigment

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Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (20 x 7 cm)

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Accession Number: 07.467.8575a-b

Image: 07.467.8575a-b_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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