Ring - Sterling Silver and Wampum Shell

SKU: 2556

Sterling Silver with wampum shell inset Ring size 3.25. 

Noel Chrisjohn Benson is Oneida Nation Wolf Clan and hails from a legendary artistic family.  His grandfather, Richard Chrisjohn, uncles Steven and Terry, and mother Rita each had a significant influence on his now masterful level of expression.  At age 15 he discovered sculpture and by 17 was receiving awards for his art at festivals and pow wows.  He studied at both the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the College of Santa Fe (New Mexico).  Noel is adept at antler carving and inspired by the work of Stan Hill, Sr.  He is equally accomplished in bronze, stone, wood, and silver.  His original jewelry designs employ Haudenosaunee symbols wampum shell, inlay, and contemporary styling.  His work is in private and public collections including the Iroquois Indian Museum (Howes Cave, NY) and the New York State Museum (Albany, NY).

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    Iroquois Indian Museum

    324 Caverns Road

    Howes Cave, NY 12092


    Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

    Monday: Closed

    Tuesday: Closed

    Wednesday: Closed

    Thursday: 10am - 4pm

    Friday: 10am - 4pm

    Saturday: 10am - 4pm