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Belt, A Vintgae, Buckle, Inlay, Horse Profile, Appaloosa, Lincoln & Helen Zunie, Hallmark, Vintage, 357


This impossible-to-ignore buckle was crafted by renowned Zuni husband and wife, Helen and Lincoln Zunie; their work is highly coveted and collectible. The impressive horse head is made with jet, natural turquoise and shell, set in heavy silver. The artists added dimensionality to the eye and texture to the surface with silver wire twists. The strap is original to the buckle.

Lincoln Zunie (1938-1983, Zuni). Active 1960s-1970s. Channel inlay; figural inlay, often horse or cow motifs.  Father of Patty Zunie Edaakie. Brother of Joe and William Zunie. Lincoln Zunie shared the stamp with his wife Helen Zunie (d).


Helen Zunie (? - 2008; Zuni). Active 1960s - 1970s. Channel inlay, figural inlay, often horse or cow motifs. Helen Auie shared the stamp with her husband, Lincoln Zunie.

Mark: H - L  ZUNIE

  • artist: Helen & Lincoln Zunie
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks on the buckle: H - L ZUNIE, leather strap is Vogel
  • materials: sterling silver, onyx, turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, shell, vintage leather strap
  • measurements of buckle: 3 3/8" x 2 1/4"
  • strap measures 38"
  • weight: 106 grams
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • stone chip near bridle
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear from use
  • style number: Belt-357
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