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Squash-blossom necklace

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Necklace of standard form consisting of hollow spherical beads with twelve heavy squash blossoms; the double-bared naja has fluted terminals.

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 1890–1910

Object Place

Arizona

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 43.2 cm (4 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

2008.2006

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver