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Zuni Pueblo Polychrome Standing Male Figurine [SOLD]

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  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6-1/8” height
  • Item # C3868F
  • SOLD

Tourists have always been fascinated with pueblo pottery, but the large, traditional bowls and jars that were in use in the pueblos in the late 19th century were too cumbersome for travel, so the pueblo potters began making small souvenir pieces. Cochiti Pueblo was by far the most prolific in making figurative pottery for the tourists, but Zuni did make some, although not nearly the quantity or the variety. Mostly, Zuni potters made owl figurines.

 

This figurine is a fat male, presumably a Zuni Pueblo man. He wears an open vest, has two buttons on his shirt, wears traditional moccasins and has his hair tied in a chonga in the back of his head and wears a head band.  He appears to be circa 1940s.  He stands unaided but is a little shaky in doing so.  The Zuni Pueblo Polychrome Standing Male Figurine is not signed by the maker.

 

Condition: very good condition with minor paint abrasion on back side.

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Santa Fe

Recommended ReadingThe Pottery of Zuni Pueblo by Harlow and Lanmon

  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6-1/8” height
  • Item # C3868F
  • SOLD

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