Two Contemporary Zuni Bolo Ties
Bernice Leekity and Virgil and Shirley Benn
silver, turquoise, jet, abalone shell, the eagle signed Bernice
Leekity, Zuni, N. M.; the buffalo, signed V.
& S. Benn
Property from a Florida Private Collector
Lengths of slides: 1 ½ and 2 ¾ inches
Husband and wife team, Virgil (b. 1935) and Shirley (b. 1936) Benn
collaborate to create Zuni-style inlay jewelry. Virgil is of Zuni
and Paiute heritage, while Shirley is the great-granddaughter of
the famous Hopi potter, Nampeyo. When Shirley's mother married Leo
Poblano, they lived among the Zuni.
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2018 June 26 Ethnographic Art : American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Signature Auction - Dallas #5361 (go to Auction Home page)
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