Necklace

Native American (Zuni Pueblo)
1965–70s


Object Place: Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

5.4 x 84.5 cm (2 1/8 x 33.25 in.)

Accession Number

1999.217

Medium or Technique

Bone (Mule Deer; Odocoileus hemionnus) or (White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), brownish small heishi beads (Pen Shell; Pinnidae Family), turquoise, silver, string

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Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace of nineteen turtles carved in bone with inlaid turquoise eyes, small brown shell beads, and naturally-shaped turquoise nuggets, which are interspaced between the turtles. Conical silver fittings.

Material details:
Brownish small heishi beads: Pen Shell (Pinnidae Family)
Bone: Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionnus) or White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity