Black-on-black Plate Signed Maria & Santana [IPCC] [SOLD]


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Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter

Pottery signed Maria + Santana, reflects pieces made primarily after 1954. This small plate is an excellent example of a piece by Maria and her daughter-in-law, Santana (1909- 2002). It was constructed in the traditional pueblo manner, then designed and painted with a clay slip and fired in a reduction firing. The simple design appears to be a floral element. The plate has a hairline crack at the edge on the backside. The crack is not visible from the front, and it does not appear to be in danger of expanding or causing increased damage.

Item Provenance: 
This item was presented in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's special exhibit “TIMELESS BEAUTY” in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January-August 2008. This exhibition celebrated the achievements and impact made by some of the most renowned Pueblo women artists on the preservation, exposure, and development of the indigenous and contemporary art forms of Pueblo people. Curated by the IPCC in collaboration with Santa Fe-based Adobe Gallery and the School for Advanced Research, “TIMELESS BEAUTY” showcased a collaborative collection of artwork created by these influential women.

Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter
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