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Concha belt (1st phase or Classic Period)

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Long belt of commercial leather with eight open-slot round silver conchas with "classic" scalloped, stamped, and perforated edge work; the silver buckle is without decoration.

Provenance

Mr. Pierce Butler, Hingham, Massachusetts; purchased by the donors on October 27, 1973, at the estate auction of Mr. Butler, held at the Auction Barn Galleries of W. Torrey Little, Inc., in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts; 2008, gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons David J. and Robert C. Malenka. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons, David J. and Robert C. Malenka

Native American (Dine [Navajo]), about 1875–1900

Object Place

Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 106.7 cm (42 in.)

Accession Number

2008.2004

Medium or Technique

Silver, leather

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver