Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today I’m pleased to offer you this BEAUTIFUL Hopi - Phillip Sekaquaptewa – 14k Gold, Sterling, Wood, Turquoise and Mother-of-Pearl Pendant.
Phillip was a Hopi artist and silversmith. Who is internationally known for his contemporary designs, which incorporate traditional Hopi pottery designs with contemporary flush stonework and inlay of wood and shell. This sterling silver and 14k gold pendant is the nicest of his pendants that we have seen. The pendant is in excellent condition and has been tested to be 925/sterling and 14k gold.
Phillip is a 1973 graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1974. He gained interest in the field of jewelry from his father Wayne Sekaquaptewa and his uncle Emory Sekaquaptewa, who co-founded the Hopicrafts shop on the Second Mesa.
Phillip has won awards for his unique silversmithing at some the most prestigious American Indian Art competitions. Including Red Earth, Oklahoma City, Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM, The Hopi Show, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ, Heard Museum Indian Fair, Phoenix, AZ, Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM, and many others. His work has also been published and featured in Southwest Art, American Indian Art, Beyond Tradition, by Jerry Jacka, Art of the Hopi, by Jerry Jacka, Magazine of the Southwest, and several times in Arizona Highways Magazine.
Phillip’s style of Hopi jewelry uses a unique combination of traditional overlay design, and color through the use of stone and wood.
Ref., American Indian Jewelry III: M-Z 2,100 Artist Biographies
BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Phil Sekaquaptewa (Phillip Sekaquaptewa), (hallmark - eagle track, PS, ca. 1971-81; tadpole, after 1981; Waseoma & tadpole hallmark - 2003) (Hopi, Eagle Clan, active ca. 1973-2003: gold & silver overlay, appliqué, tufacast jewelry)
LIFESPAN: May 5, 1948 – Jan.21, 2003;
RESIDENCE: Hotevilla, Third Mesa, AZ; married into Lower Shipaulovi
FAMILY: p. grandson of Judge Emory Sekaquaptewa, Sr. & Helen Sekaquaptewa; son of Wayne Sekaquaptewa & Judy Chen Wagner; brother of Kenneth Sekaquaptewa, Harlan Sekaquaptewa, David Sekaquaptewa, Jeannie Groves, Helen Freeman, Patricia Sekaquaptewa, Kimball Sekaquaptewa; father of Caroline Huma, Wayne Perry Sekaquaptewa; grandfather of Jaime Huma, Jelani Huma, Seniiesha Sekaquaptewa
TEACHERS: Hopicrafts Co-operative Guild, Second Mesa, AZ
STUDENTS: Reginald Dewakuku, Alfred Honventewa
AWARDS: 1974, 1st; 1976, 2nd, bolos, Indian Market, Santa Fe
EXHIBITIONS: pre-1973-1997, Indian Market, Santa Fe; 2002 "Jewels of the Southwest," Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe
COLLECTIONS: Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Dr. Gregory & Angie Yan Schaaf
PUBLICATIONS: SWAIA Quarterly Fall 1976:13; Arizona Highways Apr. 1979:2-3; May 1986:20; Schiffer 1990:117; Bassman 1993:21, 39, 47; Jacka 1998:49; Wright 1998:88, 116, 123; Indian Artist Winter 1998:50-52; Wright 2000:152; Wright 2003; “Obituary,” Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, January 31, 2003; Schaaf 2003:284.
Inventory #: 229HOP175
Size: L. 1 7/8" x W. 1 5/8"
Weight: 35.0g or 1.23oz
Artist/Hallmark: Phil Sekaquaptewa / Eagle Track & Hopicrafts mark.
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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