Navajo Silver Box with Crushed Turquoise and Inlaid Masked Zuni Dancers
Artist: Figures by Leo Poblano (1905-1959)
Dimensions: 7”L x 3 1/2″W x 1 3/8”H
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 88 & 89)
Large, stamped, feathered fan-like devices have been applied to the sides of the lower portion of this unique box. Its flat top is completely covered with a layer of finely crushed turquoise, upon which are two inward-facing masked Zuni dancers gesturing toward a central pottery jar flanked by feathered prayer sticks.