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an online catalog of 500+ pieces of Native American artwork owned by a private collector, described by Cowboys & Indians Magazine as “a valuable resource for collectors, galleries, and scholars.”
2022-08  Bowl with everted rim depicting a rabbit hunt

2022-08 Bowl with everted rim depicting a rabbit hunt

This bowl is of ordinary size with a somewhat unusual everted rim.  The three sets of rim ticking are indicative of a pot made during the first quarter of the 20th century. The rabbit stick design is unique. Rabbit sticks...

2022-07  Large modern petroglyph tile

2022-07 Large modern petroglyph tile

Hopi is a matriarchal society. This is a clay tile by an artist of paternal Hopi descent who grew up at Zuni, currently lives at Zuni, and was trained as a potter at Hopi by Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo, the leading Hopi-Tewa potter of her...

2022-06  Minature pitcher with creature

2022-06 Minature pitcher with creature

This thin pitcher is beautifully-formed and cute.  The creature on both sides is complex but questionably fearsome. It's an attractive package. Form: The mouth of the pitcher is triangular with...

2022-04  Tile with maiden balancing a pot on her head

2022-04 Tile with maiden balancing a pot on her head

Framed in a doorway, this smiling woman balances a very large Hopi pot on her head.  Born in 1948, Jean began making pottery when she was about 17 had a long and productive pottery-making career, including...

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