Finger ring

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Richard Teesatuskie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1944-2012
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual (Qualla Arts & Crafts Cooperative/Qualla Arts & Crafts Coop/Qualla Crafts), 1946-
Object Name
Finger ring
Media/Materials
Silver, turquoise, coral, mother-of-pearl
Techniques
Hammered, channel inlay, mosaic inlay, stamped
Dimensions
3 x 2.3 x 2.9 cm
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA (inferred)
Date created
1980
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative (Cherokee, North Carolina) in 1981; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/7929
Barcode
257929.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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