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
Material: Silver
Additional Info: From the estate of Lynn D. Trusdell Crown & Eagle Antiques

As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 48 & 50)

Elegant Vessels Book

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.

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