Navajo Silver Cylinder with Zuni Inlaid Butterfly

Artist: Once Known
Dimensions: 3 3/8″L x 3 3/8”H
Tribe: Navajo/ Zuni
Stone: Multi-stone
Material: Silver

As seen in Elegant Vessels: A century of southwest silver boxes (Page 59 & 61)

Elegant Vessels Book

The main body of this box has vertically aligned stamped designs that fit with their use as standing cigarette boxes. The expanding repertoire of subject matter used on boxes can be seen here, with butterflies accompanied by geometric and celestial designs.

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