Zuni Mosaic Inlay Butterfly Jewelry Set
This stunning necklace and matching pair of dangle earrings of this Zuni Mosaic Inlay Butterfly Jewelry Set feature exquisite mosaic inlay—a Zuni lapidary technique that predates the arrival of Europeans in America. Designed and handmade by Zuni Pueblo artist Angus Ahiyite, the butterflies are inlaid with spiny oyster and mother-of-pearl. Sterling silver settings and findings. Natural variations will occur. Necklace, 22"l.; Pierced Earrings, 1.75"l.
Like several Zuni butterfly brooches in the collections of our American Indian Museum.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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