Necklace ca. 1920

From the 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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