Early Zuni Pueblo Pottery Bowl/ Southwest-Native American Indian-New Mexico-Taos
- Source: eBay
~ Heartline Deer Design ~
Late 19th - Early 20th Century
~ please scroll down for more photos and information ~ SIZE:
Diameter - 9.25”���/���Height - 3.75” DESCRIPTION:
Early Zuni Pueblo pottery bowl decorated with four “heartline” deer and various geometric and naturalistic motifs.
Circa 1870 - 1910.
Hand-coiled and formed clay, covered with traditional white slip and hand-painted before firing.
This early example is beautifully naive and expressive in it’s rendition of the four deer. The red painted line with an arrow, from the mouth to the interior, is an x-ray style of depicting the life force and breath of the animal and was often used on Zuni pottery and can be seen on petroglyphs on rocks near Zuni Pueblo.
This bowl shows use and wear may have been a seed or storage vessel used at the Zuni Pueblo. There are museum - collection numbers on the bottom, painted and on a paper label. From the identification numbers I believe the jar may have entered the museum or collection during the early 20th century (see photos). The word “Zuni” is written in old script on one side of the exterior.
This piece is from the same collection as the Zuni Jar that I sold on Ebay recently. AGE: Circa 1870 - 1910. CONDITION:
Good condition, as shown... read more