Horse's headstall

Native American (Dine [Navajo])
about 1875–1900

Object Place: Arizona


Overall: 64.8 x 44.5 x 5.1 cm (25 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, leather

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)





Bridle of commercial leather form covered with silver plaques, including two large conchas with classic stamped decoration, a cloud-shaped brow piece with stamped decoration and rocker-engraved detail on the plaques.


Mr. Pierce Butler, Hingham, Massachusetts; purchased by the donors on October 27, 1973, at the estate auction of Mr. Butler, held at the Auction Barn Galleries of W. Torrey Little, Inc., in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts; 2008, gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons David J. and Robert C. Malenka. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons, David J. and Robert C. Malenka