Mercury-head dime necklace

Native American (Diné)
about 1945–55


Object Place: Arizona or New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

61.4 cm (24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.222

Medium or Technique

Silver (116 Mercury head dimes, 4 beads, chain, fittings)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

One hundred and sixteen Mercury head dimes fit together to form fifty-eight rounded, disc-shaped beads and four silver beads strung on a silver chain with silver fittings.

Provenance

David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Given to the Museum in May 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity