• Culture/People:

    Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Umbilical charm in the form of a lizard

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    South Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, glass bead/beads, feather/feathers, metal cones, synthetic dye/dyes, unknown stuffing

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, overlay beadwork, edge beaded, quill-wrapped (flat)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1949.

  • Dimensions:

    20 x 12 x 3 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Lakota exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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