Ketoh (wrist guard - for a child)

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


Object Place: Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.8 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.2009

Medium or Technique

Silver, leather

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Child’s-size ketoh, with a silver plaque with stamp work and single oval green turquoise setting, mounted on a commercial leather wrist 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