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silver dollar necklace with naja pendant
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • silver dollar necklace with naja pendant, 1945–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • silver, turquoise
  • Object Length/Width: 40 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 15 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Joseph P. Antonow
  • On view: Gallery 407
  • 2007.1489
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The single strand of beads were formed by joining two convex dimes strung on wire. Six convex silver dollars are strung on the bottom half of the necklace. A single chunk of turquoise sits at the top of the naja pendant located in the center of the necklace. It has a hook and eye closure. The silver dollars are from 1879-1900. The dimes are from 1928-1945.