Mississippian. <em>Rattlesnake Gorget (Breast Ornament)</em>, ca. 1400. Shell, 6 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (16.5 x 13.7 cm). Collection of Christopher B. Martin, L49.3.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L49.3.2_PS9.jpg)

Rattlesnake Gorget (Breast Ornament)


Medium: Shell

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1400

Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (16.5 x 13.7 cm)


Accession Number: L49.3.2

Image: L49.3.2_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Elliptical shaped gorget with three holes along one edge, spaced two then one. The engraved rattlesnake design is circular with the parts of the rattlesnake disarticulated. It is executed in linear style with crosshatching infill.

Brooklyn Museum