Necklace

Native American (Zuni Pueblo)
1988
Marlo Booqua (Native American, born about 1965), Fitz Kiyipe (Native American, born about 1965)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 91.4cm (1 3/4 x 36in.) Other (Pendant): 1.9 x 5.1 x 1.9cm (3/4 x 2 x 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1999.221

Medium or Technique

Pipestone (argillite), jet, and string

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Sixty-eight carvings of various animals in earth-red argillite are strung to form this necklace. The animals are birds, bear, buffalo, frogs, fish, and foxes, and their eyes are inlaid with black stone. The necklace section that rides on the back of the neck is bound with natural colored string.

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