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Earrings

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

Tli_11.3_Bothmenandwomen_hero

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, JUNEA