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Vintage Zuni Inlay Sun God Face Bracelet Sterling Silver from Lynn Trusdell

  • Tribe: Zuni
  • Condition: Excellent condition with expected wear for its age with no missing, cracked or loose stones.
  • Size: 1-3/4” wide with an inside of 5-7/8” + a 1-1/8” opening
  • Artisan: Zuni Master Craftsman
  • Materials: Multistone Inlay and Sterling Silver
  • Item Weight: 58 Grams / over 2 Ounces
  • Hallmark: Unmarked as is appropriate for the age
$1,500.00

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Wow! This RARE and HARD to FIND Vintage Native American Handmade Zuni Inlay Sterling Silver Bracelet is from the Famous Lynn Trusdell Collection! The Sun God Face represented by natural Turquoise, Spiney Oyster, White Clam Shell, and Jet skirts the Zuni cultural prohibition against portraying divine beings sacred to the Pueblo by only picturing the Sun God's Face. The Silversmith welded together three flat silver wires before deeply and precisely hand stamping each. They then combined silver drops, twisted wire, and stamped shaped silver to frame the HIGH QUALITY Inlay. Lynn D. Trusdell, an American Indian art dealer from Bucks County in Eastern Pennsylvania passed away in 2008 after operating Crown and Eagle Antiques of New Hope, Pennsylvania for many decades. She acquired a world-class collection of Southwestern Indian jewelry with emphasis on pieces made from the 1920’s through the 1940’s - the heyday of classic craftsmanship in silver and turquoise jewelry by artists such as Lambert Homer, Teddy Weahkee, Leo Poblano and many others from the Navajo, Zuni and Rio Grande Pueblo tribes. Her Collection is featured in many publications including Southwest Silver Jewelry by Paula Baxter and Evolving Southwest Indian Jewelry by Nancy N. Schiffer.