Arts of the Americas
Shell, glass beads, commercial leather, brass, twine
This man's breast plate has nine, carved flat, shell bead strands across the chest centered with a blue faceted glass bead. This is then held by a raw, hide, thin band that goes all around. This is studded with small brass buttons. Ten rawhide cords are along the sides for tying on and two at the top.
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Crow. Man's Breastplate, 1880-1900. Shell, glass beads, commercial leather, brass, twine, 18 1/2 x 11 7/16 in. (47 x 29.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 41.863. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.863_PS2.jpg)
overall, 41.863_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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