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squash blossom necklace with naja pendant
  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • squash blossom necklace with naja pendant, circa 1910
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • silver, turquoise, wire
  • Object Length/Width: 36.5 x 5 cm width across squash blossoms
    Object Length/Width: 14 3/8 x 1 15/16 in width across squash blossoms
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1474

The strand of round silver beads are strung on a wire, which is doubled on the front 2/3. The doubled portion supports small clusters of turqoise and squash blossom designs and a single naja pendant at the front.