Is this an real Zuni Thunderbird?

Purchased in New Mexico in 1980s. No hallmark.

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Hello Molly,

Although this looks like authentic Zuni inlay work, this isn’t what we would call a “thunder bird.”

Here are some examples of thunderbird jewelry, that other users have posted on the forum:

Your necklace does resemble a bird or an eagle in some ways, I can see how you would see that. But for descriptive purposes, this is not a thunder bird. But it does look like Zuni.

Beautiful Thunderbirds! Thank you for the info and the pics!

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Of course! Thank you for sharing :slight_smile: