2000-03 Small Bowl with Clown-Face Design

Object ID:
2000-03

Artist:
Unknown

Culture:
Corn Clan, Tewa, Tewa Village/Polacca

Dimensions:
2.625" h x 5.625" w

Hopi-Tewa seed pot with “clown” design element, cloud and other standard design elements on the exterior; unsigned; 1930s (?). Like 2002-09: 1) this pot is not symmetrical and sits unevenly on its rounded bottom; and 2) the painting on the pot is fine and uses traditional Nampeyo family designs. The design is pleasing and shows real skill.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 5/10/00 on eBay from Four Wind Galleries, Pittsburgh. The piece came out of a private collection in Pittsburgh, PA