Tlingit. <em>Carved Necklace</em>, 19th century. Bone, ivory, teeth, 31 7/8 in. (81 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 05.271. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.271_acetate_bw.jpg)

Carved Necklace


Medium: Bone, ivory, teeth

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 31 7/8 in. (81 cm)


Accession Number: 05.271

Image: 05.271_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This necklace is made from 37 pieces of bone, teeth and ivory that are presently strung on a cord. It is unknown whether they originally belonged together and were on this cord or they have been joined at a later time. Ten of the pieces are elaborately carved into complex figures. Eight of the short teeth have a dot design on them. Other teeth appear to have been left natural and unmodified except for piercing a hole for a cord on one end.

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