SOLD ITEM 7118 - Robert Bernice Leekya Zuni jewelry belt buckle

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Robert and Bernice Leekya Zuni jewelry belt buckle, featuring three large natural Kingman Turquoise nuggets mounted in 14k yellow gold. Robert Leekya's work in gold is extremely rare. This heavy, solid 14k gold belt buckle measures 2 and three quarter inches by 3 and one half inches. Robert Leekya is the son of famous fetish carver Leekya Deyuse. When his children entered school, Mr. Deyuse requested that they take his first name as their surname. All of his children (Alice, Sarah, Elizabeth, Robert and Roger) did so. Robert and his brother Roger and sister Elizabeth became silversmiths. His sisters Alice Leekya Homer and Sarah Leekya (Homer) are known as fetish carvers. Museum link to other examples of his work: http://www.ohio.edu/museum/zuni/r_leekya.html Link to a bracelet for sale: http://www.heardmuseumshop.com/browse.cfm/4,4323.html
 
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