Cochiti Pueblo Double Pocket Wall Hanging Pottery Font

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Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 7-½” diameter; 2-¾” deep
  • Item # C4364J
  • Price: $1,250.00

This Cochiti Pueblo flat pottery tile with double pockets was designed to be hung on the wall.  Its use can be for anything the owner wishes. At present, it does not appear that it has ever been used as there are no stains on the inside of the pockets. 

The back flat panel was designed with a pair of striped salamanders and perhaps a Thunderbird. The perimeter of the panel has a double black framing line with a ceremonial line break, below which is a band of clouds. The protruding pockets have four black bands, the lower one of which has a series of clouds.  Double pairs of lightning rise up from the base of the pockets.  The item is not signed with the name of the potter.

This wonderful Cochiti Pueblo pottery item is most likely from the mid-twentieth century based on the collection history.

Condition: this Cochiti Pueblo Double Pocket Wall Hanging Pottery Font is in very good condition

Provenance: from the collection of Dr. Florence Hawley Ellis of Albuquerque, passed to her daughter and then to her granddaughter, the current owner. Florence Hawley Ellis (1906–1991) worked as both an ethnologist and archaeologist teaching at the University of New Mexico in 1934, teaching courses on archaeology and cultural anthropology until her retirement  in 1971.

Recommended Reading: Hayes, Allan and John Blom.  Collections of Southwestern Pottery: Candlesticks to Canteens, Frogs to Figurines

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotteryCochiti PuebloContemporary PotteryKewa Pueblo


Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 7-½” diameter; 2-¾” deep
  • Item # C4364J
  • Price: $1,250.00

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