Featuring a large, unusually shaped stone of beautiful blue lapis, this incredible pendant by Navajo silversmith Bennie Ration depicts a Morning Singer. The Morning Singer is said to appear on roof tops and sing songs to wake the people of the villages. Bennie’s iteration features a large lapis stone varying white to deep blue, set in a simple sterling silver bezel and surrounded at the base by a sterling silver rope pattern. This, in turn, is surrounded by a sterling band stamped with scallop designs, cut out to form a pattern, and appliqued with tiny sterling dots. Protruding from the top of the stone is a detailed and intricate cylindrical head featuring cut out rectangular eyes and a round, appliqued mouth. The head rests atop two rows of beautifully crafted sterling silver feathers, which also surround the head to finish the piece beautifully. Hook bail is located at the top of the back of the piece. 3 3/8″ long x 2″ wide.