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ear-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am2001,16.13.a-b

  • Description

    Pair of errings of white shell, turquoise, pipe stone, jet and serpentine. The shape is a flat rectangle broader at the bottom than at the top, primarily of white shell ( 75%) with a border along the side edge of blue, brown, white, black and green, there are two vertical lines sawn into the white shell on the bottom, one twice as long as the other. The earrings are suspended from a simple silver ear hoop.

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 2001
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.8 centimetres
    • Width: 0.9 centimetres
    • Width: 1.1 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Purchased at Santa Fe Indian Market because the same owner of the booth at Santa Fe, who was at Santa Clara the week before. The earrings sold in Santa Clara were made of block and plastic materials, however those made for Indian Market, were made of natural materials, because Indian Market prevents the use of fake stone, except for stabilised turquoise in mosaic and some lapidary work.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Santa Fe Indian Market
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased at a booth at Santa Fe Indian Market on 18/08/2001.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am2001,16.13.a-b

Pair of earrings of white shell, turquoise, pipe stone, jet and serpentine.  The shape is a flat rectangle broader at the bottom than at the top, primarily of white shell ( 75%) with a border along the side edge of blue, brown, white, black and green, there are two vertical lines sawn into the white shell on the bottom, one twice as long as the other.  The earrings are suspended from a simple silver ear hoop.

Pair of earrings of white shell, turquoise, pipe stone, jet and serpentine. The shape is a flat rectangle broader at the bottom than at the top, primarily of white shell ( 75%) with a border along the side edge of blue, brown, white, black and green, there are two vertical lines sawn into the white shell on the bottom, one twice as long as the other. The earrings are suspended from a simple silver ear hoop.

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