Necklace: Sun and Moon

Native American (Santa Domingo Pueblo)
about 1965–70s

Object Place: Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States


79.76 cm (31 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

White small heishi beads (olive shell; Oliva sayana), pipestone (argillite), turquoise, silver

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, July 23, 2018 – October 8, 2018


Americas, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

Five strand heishi shell necklace with conical silver finishers with a silver chain and eye hook. Old price tag reading “4,100” attached to clasp.

Material details:
White small heishi beads: Olive shell (Olividae Family)


Purchased in the American southwest by David Saity (dealer), New York; 1999, gift of Chaya and David Saity to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 1999)

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity