OLD PAWN ZUNI 925 STERLING SILVER MULTI STONE KNIFEWING BROOCH PIN. 1.75 high and 1-3/8 wide.
Amazing detailed work on the extraordinary vintage Zuni Old Pawn Knifewing brooch from the 1940s!! Inlay preciously placed and secured by saw-tooth bezel settings. Bright blue-green Turquoise, Black Jet, beautiful iridescence Mother of Pearl Shell and tomato red coral. The coral shows a tiny crack on the bottom right foot. The pin safety latch works perfectly.This brooch is heavy and well rendered. This amazing piece of history is in very good, vintage condition with a warm brown patina. Knifewing, also Knife Wing, is a half man half eagle Zuni spirit or god with razor sharp feathers made of flint. He is the ultimate warrior. He is represented as possessing a human form, furnished with flint knife-feathered pinions, and tail.
His dress consists of the conventional terraced cap (representative of his dwelling place among the clouds). His weapons are the Great Flint-Knife of War, the Bow of the Skies (the Rainbow), and the Arrow of Lightning. His guardians or warriors are the Great Mountain Lion of the North and that of the upper regions. He was doubtless the original War God of the Zunis.PLEASE NOTE: The photographs give the illusion the jewelry looks larger than it is: this is to show you the detail you could not see without a magnifying glass. Please look at ALL photographs postedthere is always one or two photos with ruler measurements in every listing createdthanks! THANKS FOR LOOKING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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The seller is "mishambrosia" and is located in Alvaton, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.