large oval domed portrait of John Smith in multicolored beads; diamonds around rim in two rows; portrait of Pocahontas in multicolored beads on inside; two-part band with pear shaped greyish stone on each side of band and faceted diamond at palm side

%C2%A9 2014 Keri Ataumbi and Jamie Okuma

Ring, from Pocahontas jewelry set, 2014

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Keri Ataumbi and Jamie Okuma worked collaboratively to bring fellow Native American woman Pocohantas to life. Drawing inspiration from 1616 engravings by Simon van de Passe, and Thomas Sully’s classic 1852 portrait of Pocohantas, Okuma created portraits on buckskin that were then adorned by Ataumbi’s use of precious metals and stones. This beautiful set strengthens the MIA’s collection in many ways, from modern design to traditional Native beadwork.

Details
Title
Ring, from Pocahontas jewelry set
Artist Life
Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock, born 1977
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.93.2
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large oval domed portrait of John Smith in multicolored beads; diamonds around rim in two rows; portrait of Pocahontas in multicolored beads on inside; two-part band with pear shaped greyish stone on each side of band and faceted diamond at palm side

© 2014 Keri Ataumbi and Jamie Okuma

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