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Auction Description for Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.: Lifetime Collection - Native American Indian Artifacts
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Onsite preview available Oct. 8-12 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at Great Gatsby's Atlanta Gallery: 5180 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30341

Lifetime Collection - Native American Indian Artifacts

by Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.


186 lots with images

October 14, 2012

Live Auction

5180 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Atlanta, GA, 30341 USA

Phone: 00 1 770 457 1903

Fax: 00 1 770 457 7250

Email: auction@greatgatsbys.com

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Casas Grande monochrome pottery vase

Lot 1: Casas Grande monochrome pottery vase

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Description: Casas Grande monochrome pottery vase, circa 900-1100, of bulbous form, with similar geometric designs on the front and back, 6.5"h x 7" diameter.

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Hopi white slip wedding vase, Little Fawn

Lot 2: Hopi white slip wedding vase, Little Fawn

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Description: Late 20th century hand made Hopi white slip small wedding vase by Fawn Navasie-Garcia (b. 1959), nicknamed "Little Fawn," with dual spouts, decorated in orange and brown, signed "Little Fawn," 11"h x 6" diameter.

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19th c. Sioux Indian beaded blanket strip

Lot 3: 19th c. Sioux Indian beaded blanket strip

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Description: Late 19th century Sioux Indian finely beaded blanket strip, sinew sewn and lane stitched with red, white and blue beads, with four rosettes alternating with rectangular stripes, 58"l x 4.5"w.

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Early to mid 20th c. Navajo banded rug

Lot 4: Early to mid 20th c. Navajo banded rug

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Description: Navajo banded rug, circa 1930's, tightly woven of aniline dyed wool, in shades of red, orange, black, and tan, the alternating bands featuring chinle stars or squash blossom designs, 64"l x 36"w.

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Early 20th c. Hopi hand embroidered sash

Lot 5: Early 20th c. Hopi hand embroidered sash

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Description: Early to mid 20th century hand embroidered Hopi dance sash, composed of two panels joined at the center, in natural ivory cotton with black, red, blue, and green embroidered bands, each half including fringe 48"l x 10"w.

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Navajo Third Phase Chief's blanket style rug

Lot 6: Navajo Third Phase Chief's blanket style rug

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Description: Mid 20th century Navajo Third Phase Chief's blanket style rug, tightly woven in the traditional manner where width is greater than length, in shades of red, black, tan, and ivory, composed of the 9 diamond formation, 43"l x 57"w.

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Hohokam bird effigy pot, circa 900 AD

Lot 7: Hohokam bird effigy pot, circa 900 AD

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Description: Hohokam bird effigy pot, circa 900-1100, the exterior with undecorated red ground, the interior polished black, 6.5"h x 6.5"l x 6"w.

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Red branch coral necklace

Lot 8: Red branch coral necklace

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Description: Early to mid 20th century hand made Native American Indian necklace, with a single strand of well matched red branch coral, 23.5"l.

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Mid 20th c. Hopi Butterfly Maiden doll

Lot 9: Mid 20th c. Hopi Butterfly Maiden doll

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Description: Mid 20th century Hopi Polik Mana or Butterfly Maiden doll, depicting a female dancer in one of the initiation dresses, carved from cottonwood and hand painted, her white dress with touches of color in geometric details, the large headdress with a scalloped and stepped edge decorated with feathers, 15"h x 8"w x 3.5"d.

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Early 20th c. Paiute water basket

Lot 10: Early 20th c. Paiute water basket

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Description: Paiute twined seed jar or water basket, circa 1900, of conical form tapering to a narrow cylindrical neck, tightly woven of typical materials with horse hair handles, 17"l x 13" diameter.

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Early 20th c. Pomo coiled gift basket

Lot 11: Early 20th c. Pomo coiled gift basket

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Description: Pomo round coiled gift basket, circa 1900, with flat base and rounded sides, finely woven and highly detailed, featuring radiating geometric designs, 2"h x 4.75" diameter.

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Navajo woman's two-piece dress

Lot 12: Navajo woman's two-piece dress

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Description: Mid 20th century Navajo woman's two-piece dress, each panel tightly woven of aniline dyed wool, composed of a black field with a central horizontal red stripe and decorative red bands at the top and bottom, 44"l x 25"w. Mounted on a dowel for hanging.

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Tularosa pottery ladle, circa 1050 AD

Lot 13: Tularosa pottery ladle, circa 1050 AD

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Description: Tularosa black-on-white pottery ladle, circa 1050-1200, decorated with a band of lightening bolts around the interior edge of the bowl, the handle with four square blocks of geometric designs, 12"l x 6"w x 2.5"d.

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Early 20th century Apache water basket

Lot 14: Early 20th century Apache water basket

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Description: Early 20th century Apache water basket, of bulbous form tapering to a narrow cylindrical neck, tightly woven and covered with pitch, with horse hair handles, 7"h x 8" diameter overall.

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Large Navajo sterling kachina bolo, marked

Lot 15: Large Navajo sterling kachina bolo, marked

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Description: Mid to late 20th century large sterling silver Navajo bolo tie in the form of an eagle dancer kachina, fully formed with sculptural features and outspread wings, embellished with turquoise and coral cabochons, marked en verso Sterling, H. Boyd, bolo 6"h x 5"w.

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Hopi polychrome seed pot, Rachel Nampeyo

Lot 16: Hopi polychrome seed pot, Rachel Nampeyo

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Description: Early to mid 20th century hand made Hopi polychrome pottery seed pot or bowl by Rachel Nampeyo (1903-1985), of bulbous form with a flat bottom, decorated with natural materials, a large red square surrounding the top opening, signed by the artist, 5"h x 8" diameter.

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Mid 20th c. Hopi ceremonial gourd rattle

Lot 17: Mid 20th c. Hopi ceremonial gourd rattle

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Description: Mid 20th century polychrome Hopi ceremonial gourd rattle, hand painted in blue, red, black, and white and topped with turkey feathers, 15"l x 6"w x 3"d including feathers.

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Mid 19th c. Navajo child's wearing blanket

Lot 18: Mid 19th c. Navajo child's wearing blanket

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Description: Navajo Classic Period child's wearing blanket, circa 1865, tightly woven of native hand spun and raveled wool, in shades of red, orange, purple, and tan, composed of a central panel of crosses flanked by bar motifs and stripes with end panels of diamonds and crosses, 48"l x 31"w.

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Late 19th c. fully beaded Sioux moccasins

Lot 19: Late 19th c. fully beaded Sioux moccasins

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Description: Pair of sinew sewn and fully beaded Sioux adult moccasins, circa 1890, in white, red, and green, orange, and two shades of blue, with bifurcated beaded and feathered tongues, 10.75"l x4.5"h.

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Early 20th c. Mission coiled basket

Lot 20: Early 20th c. Mission coiled basket

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Description: California "Mission Indian" coiled basket, circa 1900, tightly woven, with a band of large diamonds below a stepped triangular design at the rim, 3"h x 7.5" diameter.

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Navajo twill saddle blanket

Lot 21: Navajo twill saddle blanket

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Description: Navajo twill saddle blanket, tightly woven in ivory, red, and black, the striped central field with geometric accents at the center edges and four corners, 32.5"l x 28"w.

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Mid 20th c. Hopi Soyok or ogre woman kachina

Lot 22: Mid 20th c. Hopi Soyok or ogre woman kachina

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Description: Hopi Soyok or ogre woman kachina doll, circa 1940's, carved from cottonwood and hand painted in shades of white, yellow, black, and orange, depicted holding an arrow, used to teach children discipline, 10"h x 5"w x 7"d.

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Early 20th c. Apache pictorial coiled olla

Lot 23: Early 20th c. Apache pictorial coiled olla

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Description: Apache pictorial coiled olla, circa 1900, with a slightly flared neck, flat shoulders, and tapering sides, woven in oiled willow and devil's claw, with alternating horizontal bands of stepped borders, 15"h x 16.5" diameter overall.

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Hopi polychrome pottery vase, Elva Nampeyo

Lot 24: Hopi polychrome pottery vase, Elva Nampeyo

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Description: Mid 20th century hand made Hopi polychrome pottery vase by Elva Nampeyo (1926-1985), decorated in shades of red, orange, and black in the migration design, signed by the artist, 4"h x 6" diameter.

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Original watercolor by Tonita Pena, Quah Ah

Lot 25: Original watercolor by Tonita Pena, Quah Ah

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Description: Original 1933 watercolor titled "Buffalo Dance" by the famous female San Ildefonso/Cochiti Pueblo artist Tonita Pena (1895 - 1949), signed lower right with her Indian name, Quah Ah, above a storm cloud motif.

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Navajo Western Reservation storm pattern rug

Lot 26: Navajo Western Reservation storm pattern rug

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Description: Mid 20th century Navajo Western Reservation regional rug, tightly and uniformly woven of natural ivory and tan wool, featuring the "Storm Pattern" design with water bugs and stepped accents, 59"l x 39"w. Mounted on a dowel for hanging.

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Navajo squash blossom necklace, Apachito

Lot 27: Navajo squash blossom necklace, Apachito

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Description: Navajo squash blossom necklace, made by R. Apachito, Canyoncito NM, with two strands of silver beads interspersed with twelve blossom pendants, each with Morenci turquoise cabochons, the naja with 8 turquoise cabochons, 26"l overall, naja 3.75"h x 3"w.

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Mid 20th c. Papago large lidded basket

Lot 28: Mid 20th c. Papago large lidded basket

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Description: Mid 20th century Papago (Tohono O'odham) large coiled lidded basket, tightly woven of Yucca and devil's claw, with a repeating diamond and triangle pattern, 12"h x 15" diameter.

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Mimbres River Valley pottery bowl, ca. 950 AD

Lot 29: Mimbres River Valley pottery bowl, ca. 950 AD

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Description: Mimbres River Valley black-on-white pottery bowl, circa 950-1150, 3.5"h x 8" diameter.

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Navajo Shiprock Yei pattern rug

Lot 30: Navajo Shiprock Yei pattern rug

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Description: Early to mid 20th century Navajo Yei pattern rug from Shiprock, NM, tightly woven in a uniform weave, the tan background featuring three Navajo holy people or yei separated by elongated feathers, 34"l x 29.5"w.

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Early 20th c. Pima coiled storage basket

Lot 31: Early 20th c. Pima coiled storage basket

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Description: Pima small coiled storage basket, circa 1920, finely and tightly woven of oiled willow and devil's claw, decorated with two bands of open crosses, 3"h x 5" diameter.

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Oversized silver and turquoise belt

Lot 32: Oversized silver and turquoise belt

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Description: Oversized Southwestern style black leather belt with sterling silver rosettes accented with turquoise and bear claws, artist signed, 38"l x 3"w.

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Navajo Western Reservation water bug rug

Lot 33: Navajo Western Reservation water bug rug

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Description: Mid 20th century Navajo Western Reservation regional rug, tightly and uniformly woven of natural brown, tan, and ivory wool, composed of a central column of four large water bugs interspersed with stylized feathers, 58"l x 31"w.

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Late 19th c. Pomo large storage basket

Lot 34: Late 19th c. Pomo large storage basket

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Description: Late 19th century Pomo large twined storage basket, of bulbous form with flat bottom, firm with a uniform open weave of willow, sedge root, and redbud, with two parallel decorative bands, 10"h x 18" diameter overall.

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Early 20th c. Washoe coiled basket tray

Lot 35: Early 20th c. Washoe coiled basket tray

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Description: Early 20th century Washoe small coiled basket tray, tightly woven of willow and redbud using the three rod foundation, with six whirling logs emanating from a central tondo, a band of crosses along the rim, .75"h x 5.5" diameter.

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Early 20th c. Eastern Santee pipe bag

Lot 36: Early 20th c. Eastern Santee pipe bag

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Description: Early 20th century Eastern Santee Sioux-style deer skin pipe bag with fringed edge and hand sewn beaded designs, 27"l x 5.5"w.

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Santo Domingo turquoise fetish necklace

Lot 37: Santo Domingo turquoise fetish necklace

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Description: Santo Domingo turquoise fetish necklace, consisting of four strands of fine blue turuoiqse heishi and 40 blue turquoise bird, bear, and fox fetishes, approximately 24.5"l overall.

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Early 20th c. Santo Domingo bowl, signed

Lot 38: Early 20th c. Santo Domingo bowl, signed

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Description: Santo Domingo (Kewa) polychrome pottery dough bowl, circa 1920, the red underbody decorated with black patterns on a grey ground creating a negative repeating lozenge design, signed by the artist "Crucita C. Benavides, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Domingo, New Mexico," 6"h x 12" diameter.

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Mid 20th c. Hopi Nata-aska kachina, Lomayesva

Lot 39: Mid 20th c. Hopi Nata-aska kachina, Lomayesva

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Description: Mid 20th century Hopi Nata-aska or Black Ogre kachina doll, carved from cottonwood and hand painted by artist Sankey Lomayesva in Kykotsmovi, AZ, with a black, body, feathered head piece, copper colored pelt, and long jaw, the black ogre appears in the Bean Dance and frightens naughty children, 9.5"h x 5.5"w x 5"d.

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19th c. Navajo Third Phase Chief's blanket

Lot 40: 19th c. Navajo Third Phase Chief's blanket

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Description: Late 19th century Navajo Third Phase Chief's blanket, woven of handspun aniline dyed wool, in red, black, and ivory, with nine stepped triangles and diamonds against a banded ground, 60"l x 69"w.

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Mid 20th c. Santa Ana pottery bowl, signed

Lot 41: Mid 20th c. Santa Ana pottery bowl, signed

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Description: Mid 20th century Santa Ana polychrome pottery bowl made by Eudora Montoya (1905-1995), the red ground decorated with a band of brown and buff repeating designs at the exterior rim, signed by the artist "Eudora Montoya, Santa Ana Pueblo," 4"h x 6.5" diameter.

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Sioux Catlinite pipe bowl with wooden stem

Lot 42: Sioux Catlinite pipe bowl with wooden stem

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Description: Sioux carved single piece Catlinite pipe bowl in the form of an eagle claw, with wooden stem decorated with band of blue, red, and white beads capped with fringe, 23"l x 1.5"w x 4"d.

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Mid 20th c. Navajo wedding dress

Lot 43: Mid 20th c. Navajo wedding dress

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Description: Mid 20th century Navajo woman's two-piece wedding dress, each panel tightly woven of aniline dyed wool, the black field accented by four bands of large red diamonds, each panel 40"l x 27"w. Mounted on a dowel for hanging.

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Mid 20th c. Apache burden basket

Lot 44: Mid 20th c. Apache burden basket

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Description: Mid 20th century White Mountain Apache small burden basket, of conical shape with a flat bottom and original leather harness and tin cones, basket 8.5"h x 10.5" diameter; 15"h overall.

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Hualapai twined harvest basket

Lot 45: Hualapai twined harvest basket

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Description: Walapai twined harvest or berry basket, tightly woven of willow and sumac, with three sets of parallel bands, 8"h x 12" diameter.

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Navajo Two Grey Hills area rug

Lot 46: Navajo Two Grey Hills area rug

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Description: Navajo Two Grey Hills regional rug, from the Crystal, NM area, tightly and uniformly woven, featuring a tan central cross enclosed within a black stepped geometric design, all within an ivory border and black frame, 57"w x 87"l.

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Early 20th c. Pima coiled basket

Lot 47: Early 20th c. Pima coiled basket

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Description: Large Pima coiled basket, circa 1900, tightly woven and oiled of willow and devil's claw, with a radiating whirled log design, 6.75"h x 16.5" diameter.

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Navajo silver, leather ketoh or wrist guard

Lot 48: Navajo silver, leather ketoh or wrist guard

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Description: Navajo ketoh or wrist guard, with beautiful cast silver design on a black leather band, worn to protect the forearm from the snap of a bowstring, 5"h x 7.75"w at the smallest point.

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Jicarilla Apache polychrome coiled olla

Lot 49: Jicarilla Apache polychrome coiled olla

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Description: Jicarilla Apache polychrome coiled olla, circa 1930, of bulbous form, finely and tightly woven of willow, devil's claw, and redbud, with a band of diamonds over a band of triangles, 9"h x 12" diameter overall.

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Anasazi pottery bowl, circa 1100 AD

Lot 50: Anasazi pottery bowl, circa 1100 AD

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Description: Anasazi black-on-red pottery bowl, circa 1100-1200, with a central red square at the basin created by four panels of triangles radiating to the rim, 4"h x 9.5" diameter.

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