Native American (Zuni Pueblo)
Object Place: Zuni, New Mexico, United States
5.4 x 84.5 cm (2 1/8 x 33.25 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bone (Mule Deer; Odocoileus hemionnus) or (White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), brownish small heishi beads (Pen Shell; Pinnidae Family), turquoise, silver, string
Not On View
Necklace of nineteen turtles carved in bone with inlaid turquoise eyes, small brown shell beads, and naturally-shaped turquoise nuggets, which are interspaced between the turtles. Conical silver fittings.
Brownish small heishi beads: Pen Shell (Pinnidae Family)
Bone: Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionnus) or White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Given to the Museum in 1999.
Gift of Chaya and David Saity