Traditional Cochiti Pueblo Pottery Serving Bowl with Lightning Designs

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Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4” deep x 9” diameter
  • Item # C4331H
  • Price: $650.00

This is a typical Cochiti Pueblo serving bowl from the mid twentieth century.  It has a polished red interior, black rim with a ceremonial line break, cream slip on the exterior, and very traditional Cochiti rain clouds and lightning designs.

The cream design panel is framed with an upper and lower black line, between which are two different designs—one with a dark stepped cloud with lightning shooting out both sides and rain falling below; the other design is a stack of clouds resting on a black line.  The area under the design panel reflects a polished red slip. The underside of the bowl is slightly concave, unusual in a bowl.

Condition: there is an extended crack on the exterior that does not penetrate to the interior on this Traditional Cochiti Pueblo Pottery Serving Bowl with Lightning Designs.  It can be seen in the Large Detailed Image of four views of this bowl.

Provenance: from the extensive collection of a Santa Fe resident who has unfortunately moved to another city and found it necessary to greatly reduce her collection.

Recommended ReadingA River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti & Santo Domingo Pueblos by Valerie Verzuh

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotteryHistoric PotteryCochiti PuebloKewa Pueblo - Santo Domingo Pueblo

Alternate view of the inside of this bowl.

Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4” deep x 9” diameter
  • Item # C4331H
  • Price: $650.00

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