Navajo Silver Box with Zuni Inlaid Eagle Dancers
Artist: Once Known
Dimensions: 3 5/8″ x 2 3/8” x 1 1/4”
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
Additional Info: Received Blue Ribbon for First Premium in New Mexico State Fair
As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 70 & 71)
This box has a top inlaid with stone and is an example of a Navajo/Zuni collaboration. This has true inlay, in which cutout designs contain colored stones that were carefully cut and fit to create the desired image. It garnered a blue ribbon reading “First Premium” at the New Mexico State Fair.
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