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PRESTON MONONGYE KOKOPELLI PENDANT*SOLD*
PRESTON MONONGYE KOKOPELLI PENDANT
 
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Artist: Preston Monongye

Circa: 1970's

Provenance: Private collection
Our Price: $4,700.00

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This lovely tuff cast pendant was created by Mission/Hopi artist Preston Monongye. (1927-1987) active. It features a Kokopelli and corn stock design, with a Morenci turquoise stone. It measures 3 1/4" long by 1 3/4" wide including bail, with a 30" hand-crafted chain. Hallmarked.

Preston's heritage was influential in his creation of his art in both jewelry and paintings. His mother was a California Mission Indian, while his father was Hispanic. He was adopted by Nora and David Monongye, Hopi family from Hotevilla, Arizona at the age of 7. He was an apprentice to his uncle, Gene Pooyama from Hopi. His amazing career saw multiple Best in Show, Grand prize ribbons and 53 additional ribbons. His work has been exhibited in Brussels, Paris and many museums in addition to many art publications. Preston also lectured and taught silversmithing and served on the Ceremonial Board of Directors in Gallup, NM.


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