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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: Kress Gallery, 407, E2
  • 2007.1489
Label Text

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.