Lot 2
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Charles Loloma (1921-1991), Hopi

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • silver
composed of a silver band, of slightly expanding form, inlaid in a mosaic technique, with a series of alternating plaques, hand cut in a variety of asymmetrical shapes and heights, including silver, lapis lazuli, coral, two shades of turquoise, and ironwood; incised on the underside: "Loloma."


Acquired in the 1980s from Dennis Lyon, Paradise Valley AZ

Catalogue Note

For a discussion of the artist see Cirillo, 1992, pp. 143-154: "For Loloma, beauty resided in the stone mesas and stark landscape of the topography surrounding Hotevilla. And he used the colors of the land in combinations that had not been seen before, mixing ironwood, lapis lazuli, coral, malachite, fossilized ivory, and turquoise to suggest the jagged shapes of distant mountains or the subtle shadings of the high dessert. The "height braclet," made of multiple stones placed at different levels to recreate the contours of the southwestern terrain, quickly became Loloma's signature piece."