Opera Cloak Clasp

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Silver opera cloak clasp: two Native American Indian head profiles wearing full feathered headdress with bow and quiver of arrows behind head. Swastikas on verso of each fastener.
Note: The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.
Accession Number
1977/28a-b
Artist Name
Unknown
Creation Date
1926
Medium
Geography
Durango, Mexico
Dimensions
3 H x 2.5 W (in.)
Classification
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles E. Pynchon