Ketoh (wrist guard)

Native American (Dine [Navajo])
about 1890–1910
Possibly by Beshthlagai-ithline-athlsosigi (Slender Maker of Silver) (died 1916)


Object Place: Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 6.4 x 8.6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.2010

Medium or Technique

Silver, leather

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Bowguard with silver plaque with precision repousse and stamp work, 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