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Ketoh (wrist guard)

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An openwork cast silver plaque with a single oval turquoise setting with a serrated bezel; the decorated commercial leather wrist strap has a silver floral clasp and four worn silver Liberty head dimes.


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, given by Ruth S. and Bertram J. Malenka and their sons David J. and Robert C. Malenka. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

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

Native American (Dine [Navajo]), About 1900–25

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Overall: 5.1 x 9.8 x 6.7 cm (2 x 3 7/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

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Silver, turquoise, leather