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Necklace, D43.671

Physical Description

Bear claws (40) strung more or less regularly with predominately blue and gold Hudson Bay beads. Generally claw, gold, two blue, gold, claw etc. At one end (lower front possible when worn) two extra pieces attached - one has five claws threaded with two thongs. i.e. each claw is perforated twice; white shell discs with a few blue and one red bead used - ends dangle loosely. Other has five claws and red beads with white shell discs and occasional blue bead (strung singly).

Provenance

From the Sargood Collection
According to list, belonged to Indian Joe. Each claw represents one white person killed, last the Perkins family. Indian

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 710 x 280 x 40mm

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