520 East 72nd Street, 2C (By Appointment Only) New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.439.9257


Zuni knifewing god pin

$ 550
  • Description
    Zuni knifewing god pin
    hi-grade turquoise, spiny oyster (spandela shell), mother of pearl. jet, sterling silver

    circa 1 5/8” wide x 2” long

    excellent condition

    ex: Private Collection by descent

    circa 1930s-1950s



    The Zui knifewing god is a decorative figure. according to Cushing, who lived with the Zunis from 1879-1884.

    This pin has been made using a mosaic technique with the stones being carefully cut and fitted together to form the design. When examining the details of the work and the design, It is apparent that this example and the larger one also posted (J2239) were made by the same Zuni artist. They each have come to us from different collections.
  • More Information
    Period: 1900-1949
    Condition: Good.
    Metals: Silver
    Styles / Movements: American Indian
    Dealer Reference #: mc0710
    Incollect Reference #: 657657
Message from Seller:

For over thirty years, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts LLC has been nationally recognized as a premier dealer in antique American Indian basketry, textiles, pottery and jewelry, including Native American and Classic Designer jewelry from Taxco, Mexico.

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