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Matchbook Cover

Matchbook Cover

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Description
Matchbook cover with a small, oval, bezel-set turquoise cabochon surrounded by four repousse ovals and four pairs of stamped ovals on its hinged front; two, vertically-stacked, stamped diamonds are on back. Front pivots on thin pin and clasps shut at top. Bottom inside of back is struck incuse "UI(upward-pointing arrowhead)A6".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cover, matchbook
Date made
1925
maker
Navajo
place made
United States: New Mexico
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
turquoise (overall material)
stamped and embossed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1991.3112.03A
catalog number
1991.3112.03A
nonaccession number
1991.3112
subject
Tourist Trade
Tourist Trade
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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