Zuni Sun Face Ring
3: PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
Nomenclature Classification Term
A multicolored circular Zuni ring with various stones depicting the sun face motif.
2.5 cm L
2.3 cm W
2 cm D
Metal (silver), Stone (turquoise, jet, coral, mother of pearl)
The ring was cast, hammered, and soldered.
Channel inlay (turquoise, jet, coral, mother of pearl), Polished, Granulation, Filigree
Roger and Lela Cellicion
The ring is in very good condition with the only issue being a few small chips in the stones.
MM485-076, MM485-077, MM485-078, MM485-079
2022 Cat: Amber Reider
2022 Cat: When looking at southwestern native jewelry symbols, I found that the symbol being depicted on this ring is the sun symbol or the "sun face" symbol. When trying to determine the culture of the ring, I found it to be Zuni based on research. The back of the ring has "RLhC" on it, though I could be wrong about the "h." After some research, I believe this to be the maker's mark of Roger and Lela Cellicion. I found this because MM485-078 has "Lela Roger Cellicion" inscribed on the back. Since this ring is a part of the set with MM485-078 and the initials on the back of the ring match their names, it seems safe to say that they are the makers of this ring. Research on Roger and Lela Cellicion also show that they are Zuni.
Cataloging: Consulted References