ivory amulet carved into shape of oval head, with a three-pronged headdress; eyes are large ovals and appear to be closed; a thin, uninterrupted line between the forehead and eyes reads as a brow; three vertical lines decorate the center of the forehead; nose is indicated by a small protrusion and two holes for nostrils; mouth is a dark line pointing up at center; there is a line that runs from cheek to cheek below the nose, the neck is covered with three bands of dark dots, and two holes run through the headdress and a red cord is thread through the holes; reverse of amulet is undecorated and flat; the piece is a light shade of cream, the natural color of the ivory

Pendant, 19th century

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Title
Pendant
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Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.36
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ivory amulet carved into shape of oval head, with a three-pronged headdress; eyes are large ovals and appear to be closed; a thin, uninterrupted line between the forehead and eyes reads as a brow; three vertical lines decorate the center of the forehead; nose is indicated by a small protrusion and two holes for nostrils; mouth is a dark line pointing up at center; there is a line that runs from cheek to cheek below the nose, the neck is covered with three bands of dark dots, and two holes run through the headdress and a red cord is thread through the holes; reverse of amulet is undecorated and flat; the piece is a light shade of cream, the natural color of the ivory