Arts of the Americas
Bone, feathers,clamshells, plant fiber, cotton string, pigment
late 19th century
2 13/16 × 3 × 8 1/8 in. (7.1 × 7.6 × 20.6 cm)
3 × 2 15/16 × 8 1/4 in. (7.6 × 7.5 × 21 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
Pair of incised bone ear ornaments with a basketry disk covered with black feathers and a clamshell bead, and edged with pin-wheel of black quail, topknot feathers. The long bone tubes are decorated with incised geometrical designs on one side. A twisted fiber cord emanates from one of the tubes. These ornaments, which are worn by both men and women through the ear lobes, were a common form of personal adornment in central California.
Condition: good, the old accession number is written on both tubes.
This item is not on view
Pomo. Ear Ornaments, late 19th century. Bone, feathers,clamshells, plant fiber, cotton string, pigment, 2 13/16 × 3 × 8 1/8 in. (7.1 × 7.6 × 20.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8575a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8575a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
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