Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cuff bracelet with large stone
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • cuff bracelet with large stone, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • silver, turquoise, stamping
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 5.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1505

The silver cuff bracelet has a single large piece of turquoise with prominent yellow flecks. There are silver balls down the irregular long side of the roughly rectangular stone. The other long side has a bar of stamped semicircles and the short sides are the edge of the bracelet. Each side has a silver triangle with incised lines, base toward the stone, apex toward the middle band of the bracelet. The cuff itself is three strips of silver, the outer two are triangular in cross-section, the middle one is flat and stamped with eye-shaped designs. The three bands come together at the ends of the cuff.