Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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concho belt
  • Eddie Tsalabutie
    born: New Mexico, United States ; died: Zuni, McKinley County, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • concho belt, mid 1900s–1965
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • sterling silver, jet, coral, shell, turquoise
  • Object Length/Width: 88.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 34 13/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 1
  • 2007.1484

The belt of silver discs is linked together with a silver ring. Each disc has a katsina head of a variety of inlaid stones. There are five different heads, and they each repeat at least once.