Santa Clara Pueblo 14 Piece Nacimiento by Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez

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Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez, Santa Clara Pueblo Potters

Alternate close up view of the angels.

This expanded pottery nativity set or nacimiento set by Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez of Santa Clara Pueblo consists of the three-piece Holy Family, two angels, three shepherds, two sheep, a coyote, bear, ram, and a donkey.  It was executed in traditional beige clay with highlights of stone-polished red slip.  

Artist' signatures - Paul & Dorothy Gutierrez, Santa Clara Pueblo PottersThe addition of a ram, bear, and coyote sets this one above many others that feature only domestic animals.  It sets the scene outdoors among nature.  

Condition: good condition with some very minor slip abrasions.

Provenance: this Santa Clara Pueblo 14 Piece Nacimiento by Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez is from the collection of a Santa Fe resident

Recommended Reading: NACIMIENTOS Nativity Scenes by Southwest Indian Artisans by Guy and Doris Monthan

Close up view of the holy family.

Paul and Dorothy Gutierrez, Santa Clara Pueblo Potters
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