Hopi style belt
Native American (Hopi Pueblo)
Object Place: Arizona, United States
6.35 x 15.56 cm (2 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver and modern leather
Not On View
Belt made of three molded silver plates fastened to a wide piece of black leather. Each silver plate represents a Hopi-like scene flanked by a kiva structure on the proper right and a landscape formation on the proper left. Between are representations of dancers and katsina figures.
Stamped on reverse of each panel: Buffalo skull in front of peace pipe; inside of skull: B/[cent sign]/t
David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Giiven to the Museum in 1999.
Gift of Chaya and David Saity