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Wampum Belt

Object Number:NA3878
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Iroquois
Provenience: United States of America (uncertain)
Canada (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Quahog Shell
Whelk Shell
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Iconography:Diamonds
Length: 79.5 cm
Width: 4.8 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from A. E. Barnes, 1915

Description

14-diamond wampum belt: 6 rows; purple beads with white diamonds; 10-12 columns of white beads on each end; end strands are knotted on one side but loose on the other.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Ethnography (1931) View Objects in Exhibition
American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition
Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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