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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Am2001,16.13.a-b

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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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