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Early 1900s Paiute Pendant

Early 1900s Paiute Pendant (on white background)
Early 1900s Paiute Pendant (side view)
Early 1900s Paiute Pendant (profile view)
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An unusual pendant representing an amphora-like basket that was used by Paiute groups to collect seeds or water. The texture on the back suggests it was worked from a silver coin, a somewhat common practice in late 19th and early 20th century American Indian jewelry. On a new 16" sterling silver chain.

Materials

Pendant: Low Grade Silver (likely worked from a silver coin)
Chain: Sterling Silver

Date

Pendant: Early 1900s
Chain: New

Condition

Surface wear and patina. New chain.

Size

Pendant: 1.75 x 1 Inches
Chain: 16"