Ketoh (wrist guard)

Native American (Dine [Navajo])
about 1900–20

Object Place: Arizona


Overall: 6.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, turquoise, leather, with old tag

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)





Bowguard with silver plaque with repousse and stamp work, with a single large oval turquoise setting with serrated bezel, mounted on a commercial leather strap.


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