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Earrings

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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.

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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