Necklace composed of thirty-seven silver beads (fluted), in double strand with five 'squash blossom', interspersed with spacer bars, each side of a central pendant or 'naja' of crescent shape and with three blue turquoise cabuchon.
- 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 the early commercialisation of such necklaces particular through the fluted beads and the double stranded nature.
good, except needs to be restrung. Some beads have been saved separately.
Donated by Paul S. and Mary M. Bosley of Massachusetts 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 by the Bosleys in the late 1970s. This collection is to be viewed in conjunction with the collection Am 1998,07 which was bought through purchase.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ENA23274
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