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Hopi style belt

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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.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity

Native American (Hopi Pueblo), 1938–40s

Object Place

Arizona, United States


6.35 x 15.56 cm (2 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver and modern leather




Jewelry / Adornment