Two men's earrings from the Hupa culture. Collected from below Martin's Ferry in Humboldt County/Hoopa Valley, California. Each earring is made from an abalone shell disc from which hang three dentalium shells and a narrow strip of abalone, which passes through the ear lobe to hold the earring in place.

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  • Title: Men's Earrings
  • Location: Martin's Ferry, Below, Humboldt County / Hoopa Valley, California, United States, North America
  • Type: Earring
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Abalone shells, dentalium shells
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E411724
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Accession Date: 1970-04-22