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Necklace (with pendant cross) made of metal, beads, claws.
Height: 27 centimetres
Width: 27 centimetres
Depth: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
From acquisition "Plains".
Although bear claws necklaces were popular all over the plains area this piece seems to come from the Northwest plains because of the large white beads and the maltese cross. Maltese crosses appear on sacred items produced by the Balckfoot which associate this symbol to the morning star.
- 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
2012 22 Sep- 2013 13 Jan, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Warriors of the Plains
2013 25 May-3 Nov, Manchester Museum, Warriors of the Plains
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number