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Native American (Zuni Pueblo)
Marlo Booqua (Native American, born about 1965), Fitz Kiyipe (Native American, born about 1965)


Overall: 4.4 x 91.4cm (1 3/4 x 36in.) Other (Pendant): 1.9 x 5.1 x 1.9cm (3/4 x 2 x 3/4in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pipestone (argillite), jet, and string

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

Sixty-eight carvings of various animals in earth-red argillite are strung to form this necklace. The animals are birds, bear, buffalo, frogs, fish, and foxes, and their eyes are inlaid with black stone. The necklace section that rides on the back of the neck is bound with natural colored string.


David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Given to the Museum in May 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity