Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today I’m pleased to offer you this BEAUTIFUL Santo Domingo/Kewa - Mary C. Lovato - Sterling Silver and Multi Stone Mosaic Inlay Shell Pendant. This beautiful pendant is handmade of Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Bone and Shell. It is signed McL on the top of the bail of the pendant.
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Ref., American Indian Jewelry II: A-L 1800 Artist Biographies BY GREGORY SCHAFF ASSISTED BY ANGIE YAN SCHAAF
Mary Lovato - (Mary C. Lovato, Marie Coriz Lovato), (engraved or stamped initials, McL), (collaborated with Sedelio Lovato) (Kewa [Santo Domingo], Corn Clan, active 1950s - present: mosaic, shellwork, cast, stampwork jewelry)
BORN: March 12, 1936; RESIDENCE: Kewa Pueblo, NM
FAMILY: daughter of Santiago Leo Coriz and Lupe Tenorio Coriz; sister of Ambrosio Coriz, Rose Coriz Garcia, Lorenzo Coriz, George Tenorio & Patricia Coriz; wife of Sedelio Fidel Lovato; mother of Anthony Lovato, Sedelio Lovato, Jr., Harold Lovato, Roderick Lovato, Nathan Lovato, Isaac Glenn Lovato
AWARDS: 1988, 2nd; 1989, 2nd; 1992, 3rd; 1998, 3rd, Indian Market, Santa Fe; 2008, 2nd, Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM
EXHIBITIONS: pre-1971-1998+, Indian Market, Santa Fe; 1995-2001, Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show; The Red Earth Show, Oklahoma City, OK; 2002, San Diego Museum of Man; 2005-08, Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Gallup, NM
PUBLICATIONS: SWAIA Quarterly Fall 1971; Santo Domingo Pueblo Census 1980; Indian Trader Nov. 1993:29; Wright 2000:110, 204, 209, 265; New Mexico Magazine Aug. 2001:38, 42; Schaaf 2003; Pardue 2007.
“My mother and mostly my father were my teachers. I was brought up very traditional. We have kept traditional jewelry going here because it is worn for our dances. I came up with the shell mosaic work myself. I started in the late ‘50s, in black, white and orange. [While making a piece] I’m praying for everybody-not for myself, but for the whole universe. I talk to my jewelry when I make it. I don’t just make them to make them. After it’s done, I say, ‘Whoever it may go to, may they have strength, may they have a good, happy life.’ So that is the way I do my work.”
Inventory #: KJP-30-55
Size: - L. 2 7/8" x W. 2 1/2"
Artist/Hallmark: MCL/Mary C. Lovato
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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