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Necklace

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
1990
Ernestine Aguilar (Native American, 1932–1996), Tony Aguilar (Native American, born in 1919)


Object Place: Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 76.2cm (30in.) Other (Overall): 3.8cm (1 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1992.280

Medium or Technique

Sleeping beauty turquoise, brass

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Single strand of irregular, disc-shaped turquoise showing dark gray matrices. Central rectangular, stamped brass element with round-set turquoise on four sides. Stamped brass cylinder elements toward neckclasp, which is of brass cones.

Markings

Marked on both ends near clasp: A [with a cross attached to the top]

Provenance

Purchased from the artist by Mrs. Morgan K. Smith in 1990. Given to the Museum in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morgan K. Smith