Hopi style belt

Native American (Hopi Pueblo)
1938–40s


Object Place: Arizona, United States

Dimensions

6.35 x 15.56 cm (2 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.220

Medium or Technique

Silver and modern leather

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Belt made of three molded silver plates fastened to a wide piece of black leather. Each silver plate represents a Hopi-like scene flanked by a kiva structure on the proper right and a landscape formation on the proper left. Between are representations of dancers and katsina figures.

Markings

Stamped on reverse of each panel: Buffalo skull in front of peace pipe; inside of skull: B/[cent sign]/t

Provenance

David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Giiven to the Museum in 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity