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Wrist Guard

Object Number:CG2001-2-14
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo
Provenience: United States of America
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Silver
Stone (uncertain)
Glass (uncertain)
Length: 9.3 cm
Width: 6.1 cm

Description

Metal bow guard (Keto), made of silver with no leather backing or wrist band present. Rectangular plaque with a rectangular, green stone in the center, possibly glass. The central stone has a twisted wire bezel, followed by a series of stamped triangles, and small, thin stamped feather motifs at each corner edged with additional delicate, small, stamped motifs. Flanking the stone are two raised repousee ovoid shapes, again framed with delecate stamped elements. Above and below the stone are large, sinuous repousee "S" shapes that reach to the ends of the guard. The entire guard is bordered with small, stamped arches.

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