• Culture/People:

    Penobscot

  • Object name:

    Wampum necklace

  • Date created:

    circa 1825

  • Place:

    Old Town; Penobscot County; Maine; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Whelk shell beads (white wampum), quahog clam shell beads (purple wampum), cotton twine/string

  • Techniques:

    Side-stitched/Bias woven

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by Ada Sockbeson (Penobscot) and said to have been in her family since about 1825; purchased from her by Frank M. Covert (1858-ca. 1930, a New York dealer); sold to George Heye in 1906.

  • Dimensions:

    125 x 3.5 x 0.4 cm

  • Catalog number:

    8182

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