HERE’S AN ORIGINAL VINTAGE 18” SIGNED PAINTING ON A SANDSTONE ROCK SLAB CREATED BY CHINLE, ARIZONA DINÉ NAVAJO ARTIST BENSON YAZZIE BENALLY (1972-2009) THAT DEPICTS FIVE (5) KOKOPELLI DEITY FIGURES PLAYING THEIR FLUTES AS THEY ARE SURROUNDED BY VARIOUS NAVAJO SYMBOLS – ALL RENDERED IN BLUE, WHITE, BROWN, AND BLACK, AS WELL AS THE NATURAL SANDSTONE COLORING!
Please Note: “Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.” (information courtesy the website for Indingenous People)
Dimensions: This painting on sandstone rock slab measures approximately eighteen inches (18”) in length at its longest point, seven and one half inches (7 ½”) in height at its highest point, by three eighths of an inch (3/8”) in thickness at its thickest point.
Signature: This original painting on sandstone rock slab depicts a sixth painted Kokopelli deity figure on the backside along with the artist’s signature and address in Chinle, Arizona.
Condition: Very good toward excellent and clean condition with a few small surface scuffs on the painting’s front side, mostly on the left-most Kokopelli deity figure. But overall, still top-notch!
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