Large Navajo Silver Box with Inlaid Sun Face
Artist: Possible silverwork done by Charlie Bitsui (Navajo)
Dimensions: 8 3/4”L x 7”W x 3 1/4”H
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
Additional Info: Part of the Druckman Collection
As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 96-99)
This box was part of the Druckman collection. In the fabrication of this larger-than-usual piece, the silversmith chose stamp work, repoussé, and appliqué to decorate the top and sides of the box. The design of the Sun Face mounted on the box is derived, once again, from the masked katsina dancers.