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Wampum fragment

1917.591 (RS199259)

Description

Belt or collar fragment made of white and purple wampum shell beads woven in a repeating pattern. Restrung in twentieth century.

Details

Label
According to the donor this belt was obtained from a Penobscot Native, in Point Pleasant, Maine, in 1890. The Penobscot claimed it had been in his family for hundreds of years.
Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Maine
Material
shell (animal material)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Places
Point Pleasant (Lincoln county, Maine) [cape]
Descriptive terms
Belt
shell (animal material)
wampum
Dimensions
1 3/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.591
GUSN
102464
Related Items
Title 591 - Assortment of Native American artifacts. Accession number 1917.521 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Arlo Bates:

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