- Museum number
Necklace made of leather, deer (hoof).
Diameter: 50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
From acquisition "Sioux".
See Christy Correspondence:
List of items 'On approval' sent to C H Read, 12 September 1889
'19. Sioux, Necklace made from hoofs of Antelopes. The best, or rarest thing in the lot - £4. 0. 0.'
Object often used either as personal medicine or protection, or as a horse ornament. It have been used as a dance sash under one arm across the chest as a bandoleer.
Two of these popular dance items appear in 'The Native American Heritage: a Survey of North American Indian Art' by Evan M. Maurer (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1977: pp. 151; 157).
The red that appears under the dewclaws of the BM item confirms the provenance as Sioux who used the colour red to smear the back of such rattles.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 6 Jan-5 Apr, British Museum, Room 91, Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1890C2.4645 (old CDMS no.)