Cochiti Pueblo Wall Hanging Font with Deer Design by Juanita Cordero Arquero

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Josephine Arquero, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 7-¾” height x 6” width x 5-½” deep
  • Item # C4349F
  • Price: $750.00

Dated 10-13-83 with artist signature -   by Juanita Cordero Arquero.This Cochiti Pueblo wall-hanging font by Juanita Cordero Arquero is the style that might be used for holding holy water in a chapel or sacred corn meal in a home.  The back panel is decorated with traditional cloud and rain design elements. The front is the head of a deer in sculpted form.  The back is signed with the name of the artist and the date 10-13-83.  

The artist, Juanita Cordero Arquero (b.1906-), is stated to have been actively making pottery only from the 1960s to the 1980s, however, she is the one who encouraged Helen Cordero and Felicita Eustace to try pottery making.  Juanita was a sister-in-law of Helen Cordero.


Condition original condition with no evidence of use

Provenance: this Cochiti Pueblo Wall Hanging Font with Deer Design by Juanita Cordero Arquero is from the collection of a gentleman from Santa Fe

Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

Relative Links: Cochiti PuebloHelen Corderopottery, Juanita Cordero Arquero

Close up view of some of the designs. This was made to hang on a wall.

Josephine Arquero, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 7-¾” height x 6” width x 5-½” deep
  • Item # C4349F
  • Price: $750.00

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