Beads - ROM2013_13496_11

ROM2013_13496_11

Beads

Medium:Glass, shell, bone, stone
Geography: Baby Point, Toronto, ON
Date: 1500-1700
Period: Precontact-Contact and Early Colonial Periods
Object number: HD14480
Credit Line: The J.H. Fleming Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThis restrung collection of beads includes beads made of glass, shell, animal bone, and stone. The glass beads are European-produced and were likely made specifically for trade with Indigenous peoples. Beads of shell, animal bone, and stone boast a much deeper history in North America; they were made and used by Indigenous peoples of the area for thousands of years before European colonialism.
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