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Cochiti Pueblo Seated Female Storyteller with 3 Children

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Felicita Eustace (1927 – 2016)
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-3/8” height
  • Item # C4001i
  • Price: $275.00

Felicita Eustace passed away last year at age 89.  At 88 years, she was still working making storyteller figurines, using all native materials and firing in the traditional outdoor firing process.  She told me that she still had clay that her husband, Ben, gathered for her years ago so she did not have to worry about digging clay.  

Felicita Eustace (1927 – 2016) signatureThis seated female is a small one and was made sometime in the late 1980s.  She is dressed in a traditional pueblo dress that is over one shoulder and under the other.  Her dress is cinched with a red woven belt.  She has on a necklace with a naja in the front and a pair of traditional buckskin moccasins.  The little boy on her leg holds a drum, the ones on her arms are holding on tightly.


Condition: this Cochiti Pueblo Seated Female Storyteller with 3 Children is good condition with minor crazing of clay in some parts.

Provenance: from the collection of a client from Albuquerque who provided us with over 100 storyteller figurines two years ago for an exhibit.

Recommended Reading:  The Pueblo Storyteller: Development of a Figurative Ceramic Tradition by Barbara Babcock

Close up view of this storyteller figurine.

Felicita Eustace (1927 – 2016)
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-3/8” height
  • Item # C4001i
  • Price: $275.00

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