This large hefty Naja pendant was created by Navajo artist Martha Cayatineto. It's an Old Style
looking pendant with two greenish turquoise stones as well as deep set stamp work, very detailed.
There's stamp work on the large round bail removable as well. The silver has a satin sheen.
The "naja" and the squash blossom bead was introduced to the Navajo
by the Spanish and later adopted by the Zuni. The crescent shaped Naja
is similar to the pendants that hung from the headstalls of the Spanish
silver bridles in the late 1500s and early 1600
It's unmarked sterling.
It measures 2" tall, plus the large round removable 3/4" bail, by 2 1/2" at it's widest point.
Weight: 42.5 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)