Zuni Jewelry

MX88 Zuni Colin Coonsis reversible pendant turquoise to abalone


Native American Zuni pendant jewelry in sterling silver, inverted teardrop
shape with inlay of with varying vertical bands of turquoise. The reverse is inlaid abalone shell and mother of pearl defined by intersecting blocks of black jet. Artist Colin Coonsis described this technique as representing the fracture of his heart when breaking off a relationship. It is one of his earlier works and was acquired from the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. # MX88  1 5/8" high, x 1" wide

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