Ten Piece Pottery Nacimiento by Jemez Pueblo artist Marie Gachupin Romero [SOLD]

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Marie Gachupin Romero, Jemez Pueblo Potter

This Nacimiento set includes Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, an angel, three kings, a shepherd, a cow, and a donkey.  Mary is kneeling with her eyes open. Joseph is standing with his hands crossed in front, is wearing a blanket draped across one shoulder, and has his eyes open.  Baby Jesus is snugly secured in a cradle. The angel has her arms stretched out in front with a blanket wrapped around from hand to hand. Each of the three kings is wrapped in a blanket and each carries a gift for the Baby Jesus.  One has ears of corn, one has a canteen, and the third one has a loaf of bread.  The donkey has a blanket draped over his back.  The blankets throughout were stone polished, and the remainder of the pigments were left in matte state.

Artist Signature and hallmark of Marie Gachupin Romero, Jemez Pueblo PotterMarie G. Romero (1927-2007) signed one of the figures on the underside with her hallmark corn plant. 

This Nacimiento or pottery nativity set was made by Jemez Pueblo artist Marie Gachupin Romero most likely in the 1990s and is typical of the style she produced throughout her career, with some variations.   The pigments are all natural and were left in a matte state.  She made her first set in 1975 and it sold immediately.  The following August she made some for Indian Market and the opening of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, and then orders came flowing in for more. One of her sets was pictured in New Mexico Magazine.


Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Jemez Pueblo Ten Piece Pottery Nacimiento by Jemez Pueblo artist Marie Gachupin Romero is from a collection of a family from Santa Fe

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

The holy family: Mary, Joseph and Jesús.

Marie Gachupin Romero, Jemez Pueblo Potter
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