- Museum number
Bracelet of silver sheet and wire and turquoise. The bracelet is made of a band of silver, stamped, with round wire round to make four leaf clover shapes in which a silver bead centrally placed which intersperse the pieces of turquoise, of which there are three. On the edges the wire is bend to make horizontal 'C' shapes. There are two inscriptions on the inside "JMC" and "JC", one seems scratched, the other stamped.
- Production date
Height: 2.20 centimetres
Width: 6.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The bracelet is of a baroque style. Initially it was thought that this meant that it was likely to be Hopi, where overlay became the predominant technique after the 1940s. However Lauris Phillips from Los Angeles diagnosed the bracelet as being of Navajo manufacture, during her visit in July 2000. The Navajo ostensibly created rather delicate pieces using hand-drawn wire for a short interval of 10 years between the 1920s and 1930s.
- 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 bracelet was acquired through purchase from Paul and Mary Bosley with the assistance of the Museum of Northern Arizona. Other pieces were donated in 1999.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number