Earrings

  • Exhibition Text

    • Both men and women wore earrings. They were made principally of bone, ivory, and abalone shell and were attached through holes in either the rim or the lobe of the ear.

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  • Collection Information

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      EARRINGS, CEREMONIAL
      Catalog No: E/ 2261
      Culture: TLINGIT, SITKA QWAN
      Locale: AK, SITKA BOROUGH, BARANOF ISLAND, SITKA, SITKA QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: YARN (WOOL), ABALONE, WOOD, THREAD, STRING
      Dimensions: L:77 W:9 H:4 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EARRING
      Catalog No: 16.1/ 1553 A
      Culture: TLINGIT, SITKA
      Locale: AK, SITKA BOROUGH, BARANOF ISLAND, SITKA
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: ABALONE, PIGMENT
      Dimensions: D:3.51 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1915 [EXCHANGE]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EARRING
      Catalog No: E/ 508 A
      Culture: TLINGIT, TAKU QWAN
      Locale: AK, JUNEAU BOROUGH?, SICK-NAR-SON-KEE, TAKU QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: ABALONE
      Dimensions: A) L:6.5 W:1.5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EARRING
      Catalog No: E/ 1327
      Culture: TLINGIT, TON-TA QWAN
      Locale: AK, TONGASS ISLAND, TONGASS, TON-TA QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: IVORY, ABALONE
      Dimensions: L:6.8 W:2.5 [in CM]
      Subject: RAVEN'S HEAD
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EARRING
      Catalog No: E/ 1832
      Culture: TLINGIT, TON-TA QWAN
      Locale: AK, TONGASS ISLAND, TONGASS, TON-TA QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: ABALONE
      Dimensions: L:2 W:3 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EARRING
      Catalog No: E/ 2573
      Culture: TLINGIT, SITKA QWAN
      Locale: AK, SITKA BOROUGH, BARANOF ISLAND, SITKA, SITKA QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: ABALONE, METAL (COPPER)
      Dimensions: L:4 W:3.5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1896 [PURCHASE]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EARRING
      NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
      Catalog No: E/ 1695 B
      Culture: TLINGIT, SITKA QWAN
      Locale: AK, SITKA BOROUGH, BARANOF ISLAND, SITKA, SITKA QWAN
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: BONE
      Dimensions: B) L:7 W:3.5 [in CM]
      Subject: DEPICTS SHARK TOOTH
      Acquisition Year: 1894 [EXPEDITION]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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      EAR ORNAMENT
      NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
      Catalog No: 16.1/ 378 B
      Culture: TLINGIT
      Locale: AK
      Region: NORTHWEST COAST
      Country: USA
      Material: BEAD, ABALONE, HIDE
      Dimensions: L:44 W:5 [in CM]
      Acquisition Year: 1906 [GIFT]
      Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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