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Fine Indian Jewelry of the South West

The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection



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Fine Indian Jewelry of the South West: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection by Shelby Tisdale
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New Mexico art patron Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) was a passionate collector who assembled a stellar collection of Navajo and Zuni silver and turquoise, Hopi silverwork, and Pueblo stone and shell jewellery during the late 1940s and early 1950s when fine late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century work could still be found. Her collection provided the foundation for what has become one of America's most important repositories for the aesthetic achievements of Native American artists oft he Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum.

Table of Contents

A Testament of Diversity: Southwest Indian Jewellery at the Millicent Rogers Museum; In Pursuit of the Extraordinary: Millicent Rogers the Collector; The Origins of Indian Jewellery in the Southwest; The Beginning of Silverwork; Classic Period: A Period of Technological Change and Refinement; Transitional Period: The Commercialisation of Southwest Indian Jewellery and the Development of Recognisable Tribal Styles; Innovation Period: Pushing Boundaries and the Emphasis on the Individual Artist; Millicent Rogers: Artist and Designer; Glossary; Index.
Release date NZ
April 30th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
90 colour & 8 b/w photos
Museum of New Mexico Press
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