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Traditional Kewa Pueblo Pottery Serving or Stew Bowl

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Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 9-5/8” diameter x 4” deep
  • Item # C3317B
  • Price: $750.00

Santo Domingo Polychrome is a typology designation that has been used for over a hundred years. Now that the pueblo has gone back to using its ancestral name, there could be some confusion as to whether Santo Domingo Polychrome or Kewa Polychrome is the correct typology designation. Most likely, Santo Domingo Polychrome will continue to be used until there is an official recognition of a typology name change.

This Kewa Pueblo Pottery Serving Bowl is typical of the size of a serving bowl. It is slipped on the interior with a stone polished cream finish, has a black rim, and natural stone-polished underbody with a rag-wiped red band just below the design field.

The design field on the exterior of the bowl is divided into six rectangular boxes, each containing the same black triangle elements arranged to produce white ovoid designs. There are double framing lines just below the rim and just below the design area. There is no ceremonial line break.

 

Condition:  this Traditional Kewa Pueblo Pottery Serving or Stew Bowl is in very good condition with only one small interior rim chip which blends in quite well with the interior polished slip.

Provenance: from an Albuquerque resident.  The initials E.C.A. are scratched into the surface on the underbody.  This is typical practice at the pueblos when an owner is going to use the bowl for pueblo functions and wants to be sure it is returned to her after the ceremony.

Recommended ReadingA River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos, edited by Valerie K. Veerzuh

Santo Domingo Polychrome is a typology designation that has been used for over a hundred years. Now that the pueblo has gone back to using its ancestral name, there could be some confusion as to whether Santo Domingo Polychrome or Kewa Polychrome is the correct typology designation. Most likely, Santo Domingo Polychrome will continue to be used until there is an official recognition of a typology name change.  This bowl is typical of the size of a serving bowl. It is slipped on the interior with a stone polished cream finish, has a black rim, and natural stone-polished underbody with a rag-wiped red band just below the design field.  The design field on the exterior of the bowl is divided into six rectangular boxes, each containing the same black triangle elements arranged to produce white ovoid designs. There are double framing lines just below the rim and just below the design area. There is no ceremonial line break.  Condition:  very good condition with only one small interior rim chip which blends in quite well with the interior polished slip.  Provenance: from an Albuquerque resident.  The initials E.C.A. are scratched into the surface on the underbody.  This is typical practice at the pueblos when an owner is going to use the bowl for pueblo functions and wants to be sure it is returned to her after the ceremony.  Recommended Reading:  A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos, edited by Valerie K. Veerzuh

 

Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 9-5/8” diameter x 4” deep
  • Item # C3317B
  • Price: $750.00

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