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Large Zuni Snake Eye Turquoise Bead in Sterling Silver

Large hand wrought Zuni sterling silver bead. It is set with 48 snake eye turquoise stones from the Sleeping Beauty Mine. This bead is over 1" in diameter and 3/4" tall. Hole is 1mm in diameter. I am not sure what this was used for, but it would make a great pendant. It seems to have wear around the holes so it must have been strung with other beads at one time. How pretty it would be with Navajo wedding beads!  Weight: 13.4 grams.