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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Cheyenne 264
Descriptions
amber 12 red white hearts 134 Beads 2617 leather 2024 White 769 light blue 69 dark green 19 yellow 526 seed 1420 purple 167 light greasy blue faceted 12 dark blue 127
Names
natal charm 19
Subjects
turtle shape 9 animals 10 4-legged animal shape with split tail band 7 squares 40 striped border
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
L: 4.5 in, width: 1.75 in
Credit Line:
Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Turtle shaped, fully beaded on both sides with a band around outside edge and down center of shell, each side of shell has a 4-legged animal shape with a split tail; one side is beaded light blue with faceted dark blue animals and a purple and yellow striped border and center band; other side is beaded with dark green faceted shell and red white hearts animals, amber heads with dark blue eyes and mouth, light blue and dark blue faceted center band, border of light blue with dark blue and red white hearts squares and stripes; three legs are wrapped with light greasy blue beads and have 3 leather toes; body and legs all beaded with small seed beads; top and bottom seam line is overcast with dark blue and white regular sized seed beads.
Accession Number:
NA.502.176

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