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Object ID 8940
Object Name Bead
Other Name Olivella beads/shell money
Other Stanford number II-63
Material Shell/Twine/Vegetal/Fiber
Description String of olivella shell beads. Each shell has been pierced at each end to form a bead. Shells are white from heat treatment so have lost their natural coloring. In excess of 100 beads strung on twine which may have been used as currency.
Dimensions L-1700 cm
Date 1800-1905
Provenance Daggett Collection. Collected by John R. Daggett in Humboldt County, California in the late 19th century. Sold by John R. Daggett to Jane L. Stanford in 1899. Donated by Jane L. Stanford to the Leland Stanford Jr. University Museum in 1899.
Culture Hupa/Karuk/Yurok
Found North America; United States; California; Humboldt County
Place of Origin (if different than Found) North America; California; Humboldt County
Collector Daggett, John R.
Collection Anthropology; North America; California
Search Terms Hupa
Hoopa
Karok
Karuk
Yurok
Yuruk
Daggett
Stanford
Olivella
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