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Seated Drummer Figurine from Cochiti with Drum

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Gloria Arquero Herrera (ca. 1940-)
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5-1/4” height
  • Item # C4004C
  • Price: $350.00

The male with a drum in his lap either represents a Cochiti drum maker or a Cochiti drummer.  He is dressed in a fancy vest, wears a necklace and headband and a black belt.  He was made as a pair with a seated female storyteller figurine (our item #C4004B - click here to view now).  Each is priced separately and available for purchase separately, but they do make a nice couple.  Each of the figurines is signed Gloria Arquero, an indication that they were made a number of years ago, before her marriage.

Gloria Arquero Herrera (ca. 1940-) signatureThe potter, Gloria Arquero, is a sister of Marie LawekaMartha Arquero and Josephine Arquero. Their mother was Damacia Cordero of Cochiti Pueblo.  Her figurines are very similar in style to those of her siblings.


Condition: this Seated Drummer Figurine from Cochiti with Drum is in very good condition

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Santa Fe

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

Close up view of this drummer figurine.

Gloria Arquero Herrera (ca. 1940-)
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5-1/4” height
  • Item # C4004C
  • Price: $350.00

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