Item #817H- Heavy Hopi Rectangle Bird Symbol Overlay Cast Silver Ring by M Lomayestewa Sz 10

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Item #817H- Heavy Hopi Rectangle Bird Symbol Overlay Cast Silver Ring by M Lomayestewa Sz 10

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Solid heavy Hopi rectangular Bird Symbol cast silver overlay ring. The silversmith has used a rectangular cast silver band and applied an overlay symbol which appears to be a sort of water bird such as a stork possibly. The relation to the stair steps which mean water or running water located in the head and tail feathers and the long stilt type legs. I may be wrong, but it does relate to water. The artist applied an etched texture that has been oxidized prior to attaching the symbol overlay.

The ring face measures 1 1/8" by 1/2" across and weighs a hefty 25.2 grams. It's a size 10 and is signed M L - STERLING by the Hopi silversmith. I attribute the ring to Mark Lomayestewa (1936-1995). I would say the ring was made shortly before his passing since it appears to be fairly new. This would be considered a collector's item.  $239.95