Necklace - ROM2010_11418_12

ROM2010_11418_12

Necklace

Maker: Possibly Plains Cree
Medium:Discoidal mollusc shell beads, hide thong
Geography: Fort Edmonton, North Saskatchewan River (?)
Date: c. 1845
Dimensions:
48 in.
Object number: 946.81.14
Credit Line: Gift of Raymond A. Willis in memory of his mother, Emmie à Court ("Chelsea"), daughter of Allan Cassels and granddaughter of the Honourable G. W. Allan
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionCollected by Paul Kane, probably between 1846 and 1848. He later used the necklace as a prop in his portrait of Cun-na-wa-bum, a woman of Plains Cree and British ancestry living in Fort Edmonton (912.1.41).


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