Engraved cross with three pendant rings

© Jhon Goes In Center

Warrior's Cross, 1991

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Large crosses of German (nickel) silver were frequently worn as chest ornaments by men of the southern and central Plains. Their reference is not the Christian cross but rather the star symbol traditional used in Plains art. In this contemporary example of the metalsmith's art, a finely engraved eagle is the central symbol, flanked by four sets of geometric designs, heart-shaped cutouts, and circular pendants.

Details
Title
Warrior's Cross
Artist Life
Oglala Lakȟóta, born 1949
Role
Sculptor
Accession Number
91.94
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Engraved cross with three pendant rings

© Jhon Goes In Center

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