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Herbert Him, Sr.
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"Evolution Of Life" tells an ancient story of harmonious emergence and prosperous existence in a distinguished and reversible pipestone sculpture by revered Zuni Pueblo artist Herbert Him, Sr.
Originating from a spiral element that's beautifully carved clean-through, is an abundance of reptiles and amphibians, such as turquoise-eyed Turtles (or tortoises), Frogs and squiggly tadpoles or polliwogs, with drilled eyes. They represent life giving water, an essential primordial ingredient. The reverse sides depicts an etched pottery offering bowl cradling a pueblo village detailed with individually carved mud bricks or stones, and little windows. A flute-playing effigy, perhaps a Kokopelli, makes traditional melodies, while an inlaid turquoise, coral, mother-of-pearl and jet Zuni Sunface symbol blesses the land with balance.
One side of this approximate 4" tall, 5 1/4" wide and 2" deep wonderful work has incised petroglyphs such as a raincloud, star, moon and lightning bolt designs. The opposite side is carved with a sacred Corn stalk. The individual corn cobs are inlaid with shimmering mother-of-pearl. An exciting, signed by the artist, collectible work. Extra shipping charges may apply.
"The Honored One" is a magnificent tribute and remembrance from daughter Veronica Poblano to her wonderful father, iconic Zuni carver Leo Poblano (d). He was the nephew of Teddy Weahkee (d). Their enormous contribution to Zuni fetish carving continues in the gifted hands of Veronica.
Masterfully carved from rare and old Morenci turquoise on a crushed red coral and amazing Kingman turquoise base, Veronica's beloved father Leo stands strong in his traditional clothing or blanket, that's inlaid with fabulous sections of red coral, pen shell and white shell. Other accents include red coral and turquoise cabochons that are inlaid with sterling silver, acting as his jewelry. His friendly eyes are of inlaid pen shell and shell, while his finely incised hair is secured with beautiful sections of natural branch red coral, serving as a head bandana. His moccasins are of rich pipestone and white shell.
On the back of his blanket, Veronica's inlaid a lovely limpet shell from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. A turquoise stone rests within this treasured shell.
Including the base, this important and small sculptural figurine is about 4 1/4" tall, 2" wide and 2 5/8" deep. Veronica's sterling silver signature label is permanently attached to this outstanding museum-quality piece. Extra shipping charges may apply.