Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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turquoise and silver ring
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • turquoise and silver ring, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • sterling silver, coral, turquoise, incising, stamping
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 x 3 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 1
  • 2007.1478

The large ring of sterling silver has two turquoise stones and a piece of coral. There is a silver snake in an "S" shape over the top of the stones. The snake has two small turquoise stones for eyes and circles stamped down its back. Its head is on a fan-shaped piece of silver.