Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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letter opener
  • Sam Begay
    active 1930s–1980s
    active: United States
  • letter opener, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • sterling silver, turquoise
  • Object Length/Width: 19 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1465

The silver letter opener has two vine-like prongs with an oval turquoise stone on each side.