Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chaco Canyon
  • Mary A. Kretsinger
    born: Emporia, Kansas, United States ; died: Emporia, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Chaco Canyon, 1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • enamel, opal, 18-k gold
  • Object Height/Width: 11.4 x 8.9 cm (pendant only)
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0700

Necklace, enamel, opal, mounted in 18-k gold with handmade clasp. Half circle-shaped pendant mimics aerial view of Pueblo Bonito, the largest and best-known great house in Chaco Culture National Historical Park.