Necklace ca. 1920

From the press release:
Temporary Closing of Here, Now and Always  

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Necklace, ca. 1920, Artist Unknown, Navajo

Gift of Mrs. Philip B. Stewart, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology, 10675/12

Photography by Addison Doty

This remarkable silver necklace holds 38 large globular beads, 24 three-petal squash blossoms, and is anchored by a large double arm cross pendant. On the opposite end, adjacent to the clasp, the artist included a single elk tooth – their signature, or maker’s mark – adding their personal touch to the already substantial piece.

Credit: Addison Doty

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