Native American Old Pawn Zuni Signed R.D. Sterling Silver Inlay Knifewing Dancer Huge Kachina Ring - Size 5.75

$ 324.95

Metal: Silver                                                
Metal Purity: .925
Hallmark: Signed RD tested for Sterling
Artisan: Unknown
Tribe Affiliation: Zuni
Size: 5.75
Width ( inches / mm ): 1.57 / 40.1
Weight ( gram ): 19.2
Condition: Vintage

 

GORGEOUS TRULY VINTAGE 1930-1950's MUSEUM PIECE

 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.Anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, who lived with the Zunis from 1879-1884 described knifewing this way:“This curious god is the hero of hundreds of folklore tales, the tutelary deity of several societies of Zuni. 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.

 

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