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Northern Plains Dentalium Shell Earrings

Currency:USD Category:American Indian Art / Art - Jewelry Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Northern Plains Dentalium Shell Earrings
1,100.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Mar 21 @ 12:38UTC-6 : CST/MDT
Northern Plains Dentalium Shell Earrings. 17" long. Twelve rows separated by leather spacers with cowrie shells on the bottom. Early 20th century. Accompanied by a handwritten note: Bought from Mr. Lawrence Magpie Eagle on 4/13/50 for 50 cents. Belonged to his wife Ellen (who made them) who died of a stroke at Fort Yates in Nov. 1949, at the age of 73 years.
Provenance: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection.