- Museum number
Turquoise and silver bracelet composed of three clusters of turquoise: a centre cluster of two concentric circles of twenty and eleven tear-drop turquoises respectively around a single oval shaped one; and two semi-circular clusters with nine around three tear-drop shaped turquoise. All three clusters are enhanced with silver beads and the design highlighted with twisted silver wire. These are mounted on flat silver sheet itself soldered to four bands of half round wire. The ends of the bracelet are flat and rectangular. Back of bracelet has two pen marks: "Lone MT" and "Ondelancy", and two letters scratched: "RB".
- Production date
Diameter: 5.60 centimetres (centre cluster)
Width: 7 centimetres (bracelet)
- Curator's comments
- This bracelet is probably Zuni made, the RB may be the maker's name inscribed on the back by the trader from whom this was originally bought, Joe Tanner. However these are not the initials of the maker it is presumed to be by. Lone Mountain refers to the type of turquoise used.
- On display (G26/dc16)
- Exhibition history
1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Southwest"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The piece was purchased at the Museum of Northern Arizona shop, Flagstaff. Steven Pickles who manages the shop stated that he had previously purchased this from Joe Tanner a trader in the Gallup area.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number