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Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Ernestine Aguilar (Native American, 1932–1996), Tony Aguilar (Native American, born in 1919)

Object Place: Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States


Overall: 76.2cm (30in.) Other (Overall): 3.8cm (1 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Sleeping beauty turquoise, brass

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

Single strand of irregular, disc-shaped turquoise showing dark gray matrices. Central rectangular, stamped brass element with round-set turquoise on four sides. Stamped brass cylinder elements toward neckclasp, which is of brass cones.


Marked on both ends near clasp: A [with a cross attached to the top]


Purchased from the artist by Mrs. Morgan K. Smith in 1990. Given to the Museum in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Morgan K. Smith