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necklace with naja pendant
  • Santo Domingo or Zuñi peoples
  • necklace with naja pendant, late 1800s–1954
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • abalone shell, turquoise, bone
  • Object Length/Width: 36 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1495
Label Text

The single strand of abalone shell beads has four rough-hewn turquoise beads, each flanked by small turquoise beads. There is a bone pendant, with a crescent inlaid in turquoise.