2023-13  Early career Tawa bowl by Jean Sahme

2023-13 Early career Tawa bowl by Jean Sahme

The opening ranges from 8.5” to 9.1875″ The design on this bowl is simple but striking.  Of the close to 600 pots in this collection, only one other caries the image of Tawa, the Creator (2017-07) .  The six sets of chevrons on the rim of bowl 2023-13 are unique...
2020-18  Abstract katsina-face jar

2020-18 Abstract katsina-face jar

  This design is part of the standard repertoire of Fannie Nampeyo and was also frequently used by her daughters on their pottery. Pot 2020-18 is well-formed and painted.  What is unusual is that it is signed with the name of Fannie’s son, Harold (Polacca)...
2020-07 Vase with kiva mural images, Zuni clay

2020-07 Vase with kiva mural images, Zuni clay

Photographs: Kin g Galleries   The images on this vase are a prayer for blessing, not mere decoration.  Yet it was made to be sold, so it is also marked by commercial decisions.  Both its iconography and dual pueblos of origin are complicated. Form: The vessel...
2020-04 Snake dance mural jar

2020-04 Snake dance mural jar

This is a painted pot, but it is more accurately described as a complex mural painted on a pot.  Two central rituals of Hopi religious life are depicted: On the flank of the jar dancers celebrate the bi-annual Snake Dance, On the upper surface of the jar the water...