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Bone and glass beaded necklace

Curatorial Remarks

This necklace has bone hair pipes and glass beads. Hair pipes were made commercially beginning in the early 19th century. This necklace may have been worn by a man or a woman, but it is more likely to have been worn by a woman. Men typically wore chokers.

Tags: necklace, bone, glass, beaded
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Bone and glass beaded necklace
Unidentified (Author)
Native American; Osage (artist and user)
late 19th century - early 20th century
bone, glass
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Previous Number(s): 
8426.160; 18379
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