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    Description

    A Navajo Horse Headstall
    c. 1895

    silver, abalone shell, commercial leather, metal buckle, Lucite mount

    Composed of a leather harness surmounted by a series of silver plaques, the centermost with a pair of repousse horns; the side panels with matching conchos of typical design. The early Navajo silverwork tends toward simplicity, with little turquoise and limited stamping and engraving.

    Exhibited:
    North by Southwest, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, 2010
    Dimensions of Native America: The Contact Zone, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, 1998
    The People: Art of Native Americans, Maitland Art Center, Maitland FL, 1992
    From the Spirits: Native Art of the Americas, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL, 1992

    Height: 15 ¼ inches


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    May, 2020
    29th Friday
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