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Woman's chest ornament  (Adornment/Jewelry)  "circa 1900"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1890-1910

Materials:

Silver, german silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy), wool yarn, metal bead/beads, brass beads, glass bead/beads

Techniques:

Cast, cut, folded, strung

Dimensions:

34.5 x 60 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Chilean Coast, Mapuche, Native Americans, South America, Southern South America

City:

Temuco

County:

Cautin Province

State:

Araucania Region IX

Country:

Chile

Collection History:

Collected in 1930 during the Thea Heye Chile Expedition, led by anthropologist Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member) and sponsored by MAI and Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.

Source ID:

NMAI_188296

Catalog Number:

17/5901

Album Name:

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