Navajo Silver Cylinder with Inlaid Shell Lid
Artist: Once Known
Dimensions: 4”L x 3 1/2”W x 3 1/4”H
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
Stone: Spiny Oyster Shell, Jet, White Shell and Turquoise
Additional Info: From the estate of Lynn D. Trusdell Crown & Eagle Antiques
As seen in the Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes book (Page 48 & 50)
The use of dance-related jewelry as box tops is in evidence here, utilizing inlaid shells of the type ceremonially worn by male dance participants.