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Earrings and rings

djAXAtl’i’L, ya:n’ dA’a’L “earrings, rings”
Language: Eyak

Eyak men and women painted their faces and wore earrings, nose ornaments, finger rings, and bracelets made of native copper or silver. U.S. coins were the main source of silver used for jewelry.

Culture: Athabascan
Region: Mouth of Copper River, Alaska
Object Category: Ornaments, jewelry
Dimensions: Length (earrings) 8.5cm
Accession Date: 1894
Source: William J. Fisher (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E168636