- Museum number
Beads made of beads (shell).
- Curator's comments
- From acquisition "Fl" From acquisition "St John's County" From acquisition "Rhotan Mound".
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter A E Douglass, New York/C H Read, 24 Nov 1887 and 'Invoice of Objects, worked in Stone & Shell by American Indians ... sent, in Exchange ... Selected from the Private Collection of A E Douglass Esq. in the Museum of Natural History, New York.
Douglass writes 'The "Mass of Shell Beads" were found by me over the skull of an original burial in a Florida Earth mound and were the only objects I ever found in juxtaposition with an inhumation.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1887C2.3686 (old CDMS no.)