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Mosaic cuff bracelet

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Organically shaped cuff of mosaic work. Small rectangular shaped turquoise (the predominant color), shell, and stone are used to compose the woven, basket-like surface. The form of the cuff is shell with the pearly white surface visible on the inside of the bracelet. Material Details: Bracelet...

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Provenance

Purchased from the artist in 1998.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Lois and Stephen Kunian and The Seminarians

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

Native American (Santa Domingo Pueblo), 1995

Object Place for Label

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4cm (2 1/8in.) Other (Overall): 7.3cm (2 7/8in.)

Accession Number

1998.57

Medium or Technique

Tiger cowrie (Linnaeus, cypraea) cuff with turquoise, mosaic pieces in shades of orange and purple (Spiny Oyster; Thorny Oyster Family; Spondylidae, spondylus americanus), mosaic pieces in iridescent shades white to white-gold (Mother-of-pearl; Oyster Family), and jet mosaic, black epoxy

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets