Squash-blossom necklace

Native American (Dine [Navajo])
about 1890–1910


Object Place: Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 43.2 cm (4 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

2008.2006

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Necklace of standard form consisting of hollow spherical beads with twelve heavy squash blossoms; the double-bared naja has fluted terminals.

Provenance

Mr. Pierce Butler, Hingham, Massachusetts; purchased by the donors on October 27, 1973, at the estate auction of Mr. Butler, held at the Auction Barn Galleries of W. Torrey Little, Inc., in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts; 2008; gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons David J. and Robert C. Malenka. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons, David J. and Robert C. Malenka