A large White Buffalo stone containing portions of both brown and black matrix and sterling silver combine in this beautiful, traditional maiden pendant by Navajo silversmith Bennie Ration. The majority of the piece comprises sterling silver, while an oval White Buffalo piece is set in a simple sterling silver bezel to form the center of the body. The White Buffalo stone is surrounded at the base by a sterling silver rope pattern, followed by a sterling band stamped with fine lines, cut out along the edges, and featuring two rows of appliqued sterling silver dots on each side. A sterling silver maiden’s head, complete with deeply grooved rectangular eyes and a round, appliqued mouth, protrudes from the top of the body of the piece. The head is bordered by a sterling silver tableta on each side, stamped with scallop and step designs. The forehead of the piece is stamped vertical lines, representing hair, with a delicate sterling silver feather finishing the top of the head. 2 1/2″ long including bail x 1 3/8″ wide. Hook bail is located at the top of the back of the piece.