A Navajo Horse Headstall c. 1895 silver...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Navajo Horse Headstall
silver, abalone shell, commercial leather, metal buckle
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.
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
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
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