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A black and white belt adorned with geometric design using traditional wampum beads | Donald Ellis Gallery

Wampum Belt

Haudenosaunee (?)
Northeastern Woodlands

ca. 1760–80

glass beads, vegetal fiber weft, hide warp

height: 46 ½"

Inventory # W3443



Ex: Charles Ratton, Paris, France
William Guthman, Connecticut


Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2007, pg. 54-55

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The British Museum – See: King, Jonathan. First People, First Contacts. London: British Museum Press, 1993, pl. 39

Braunschweigishces Landesmuseum, No. FRG VM 7250 – See: Glenbow Museum. The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987, pl. W 50

Inventory number CW4314-169 - see also: Donald Ellis Gallery catalogue, 2001, pg. 33

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