GEORGE CORDERO Male Storyteller with 2 Children and a Drum

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George Cordero, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment, wood, fabric
  • Size:
    9-½” tall x 8-½” deep x 6” wide
  • Item # C4408C
  • Price: $4500

Cochiti Pueblo artist George Cordero (1944-1990) made this male storyteller as one who is chanting and drumming rather than telling a story.  He is singing to the two boys on his legs.  One of the boys is joining him in drumming.

Artist Signature - George Cordero Cochiti Pueblo PotterThe male has a rust red shirt with a button collar.  He wears a pueblo cross necklace, has a decorated belt and traditional moccasins.  One of the boys is dressed in a fashion similar to the adult, and the other one is dressed in a very elaborate painted design.


Condition: this figurine is in original condition with the exception that the drumstick belonging to the small boy is missing.

Provenance: this GEORGE CORDERO Male Storyteller with 2 Children and a Drum was purchased by Adobe Gallery in 1999 from an individual and sold to the current owners.  It was most likely made in the 1980s, a time when George was more actively making pottery.  

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

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Close up view of the face of this figurine.

George Cordero, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment, wood, fabric
  • Size:
    9-½” tall x 8-½” deep x 6” wide
  • Item # C4408C
  • Price: $4500

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