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Brooch in the shape of a butterfly made of silver and inlaid with stone to create design and contrast. The body of the butterfly is of jet, spondylus, turquoise, mother of pearl, and set in a bezel made of silver sheet, with scalloped detail round the edges, and with beads, and stamped wire to make the antennae and the 'tail'.
- Production date
Height: 4.20 centimetres
Width: 5.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This item is a classic piece of Zuni inlay, although more attractive than present day perhaps due to the ornate bezel, the way in which the stones are matched and flush, and the depth of the stone.
- On display (G26/dc16)
- Exhibition history
1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Southwest"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This brooch was purchased from Paul and Mary Bosley with the assistance of the Museum of Northern Arizona. Other pieces were donated in 1999. Price above is the price of the total collection.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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