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Cochiti Pueblo 12-piece Polychrome Nacimiento

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Josephine Hand (1932 – 2013) Josie
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4” tallest
  • Item # C4134C
  • Price: $1,500.00

This nacimiento consists of twelve individual items—they are Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus, Three Wise Men, a shepherd, an angel, and four animals.  Mary and Joseph are dressed in traditional pueblo attire and Joseph has a blanket wrapped around his shoulders. Baby Jesus rests in a cradle. The Three Kings or Wise Men carry gifts of a drum, a jar and a gift-wrapped box.  The animals are a donkey with extremely long ears, a cow lying down and a sheep and a dog. The Angel has her hands clasped and her eyes closed.

Josephine Hand (1932 – 2013) signatureThe set is a wonderful representation by a Cochiti Pueblo potter named Josie Hand.  Josephine “Josie” Hand was born on September 17, 1932 in Cochiti Pueblo to her parents Paul and Felipa Trujillo.  She married George Hand from the state of Texas. She was known for making pottery figurines, to include storytellers, nacimientos or Nativity scenes. Josie Hand passed away on January 3, 2013.

Condition:  this Cochiti Pueblo 12-piece Polychrome Nacimiento is in very good condition

Recommended Reading: Nacimientos - Nativity Scenes by Southwest Indian Artisans by Guy and Doris Monthan.

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Albuquerque which has been bringing us Cochiti storyteller figurines and nacimientos for several years—over 150 items so far.

Josephine Hand (1932 – 2013) Josie
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4” tallest
  • Item # C4134C
  • Price: $1,500.00

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