1996-03 Globular Jar with Avian Design

Object ID:
1996-03

Artist:
Poivee Stella Huma

Culture:
Kachina-Parrot Clan, Tewa, Tewa Village

Dimensions:
6.00" h X 7.75" w

Polychromatic jar with feather designs by Stella Huma. I think Stella Huma was an extraordinary potter; like 1986-02 this pot glows with almost an inner light. Her pots are finely balanced and the designs naturally fit the pot shape. I visited with Ms. Huma in 1987 and she told me she had added “Poivee” to her name later in life. If I understood her correctly, 1996-03 might be older than 1986-02. Ms. Huma was born on September 21, 1929 and died on March 25, 1995.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 5/23/96 from Stevens Fine Art (Phoenix) at an ethnographic show in Sweeney Center, in Santa Fe, NM.