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
Stone: Multi-stone
Material: Silver
Additional Info: Part of the Druckman Collection

As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 96-99)

Elegant Vessels Book

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.

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