Ketoh (wrist guard)

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


Object Place: Arizona

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2008.2008

Medium or Technique

Silver, turquoise, leather, with old tag

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

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.

Provenance

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