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Hopi Overlay Pendant


Item Number: DR 193
Tribal Affiliation: Hopi
Artist: Emory Holmes
Medium: Sterling silver
Age: circa late 1970s
Dimensions: 1 1/2″ diameter



This sculptural sterling silver pendant is a wonderful example of the overlay technique developed by Hopi silversmiths. The polished top layer of sterling silver contrasts beautifully with the oxidized silver beneath, adding depth and dimension.  The highly stylized sun face, rain clouds and lightning represent the importance of rain to the arid areas of the Southwest. This beautiful pendant is a timeless piece that honors Hopi jewelry tradition. There is a bail hook on the back making it quite easy to hang on either a chain or an wire.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collection in Texas who was the original owner.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz