Necklace composed of thirty-three plain silver beads in single strand, with four flower like beads or 'squash blossom' on either side, interspersed with silver beads on each side of a central pendant or 'naja' of crescent shape, and with one blue-coloured glass bead.
- Found/Acquired: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
This type of necklace is called a squash blossom necklace. This is a example of an earlier necklace than in the Am 1997, 12, and the Am 1998, 06 and 07 collections. It has an early imitation bead, perhaps a Hubbell Bead, because it was sold by Lorenzo Hubbell of the same named trading post in Ganado Arizona (on the Navajo Reservation).
Donated by Paul S. and Mary M. Bosley of Massuchusetts, USA through the American Friends of the British Museum. The collection, now mostly housed at the BM as Am 1998, 07 and Am 1999, 04 was assembled in the late 1970s. This collection is to be viewed in conjunction with the collection Am 1998,07 which was bought through purchase
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Object reference number: ENA23275
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