Necklace: Sun and Moon

Native American (Santa Domingo Pueblo)
about 1965–70s


Object Place: Santa Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

79.76 cm (31 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.223

Medium or Technique

White small heishi beads (olive shell; Olividae family), pipestone (argillite), turquoise, silver

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Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Five strand heishi shell necklace with conical silver finishers with a silver chain and eye hook. Old price tag reading “4,100” attached to clasp.

Material details:
White small heishi beads: Olive shell (Olividae Family)

Provenance

Purchased in the American southwest by David Saity (dealer), New York; 1999, gift of Chaya and David Saity to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 1999)

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity