Lizard Pot

Anderson Peynetsa

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Title
Lizard Pot
Artist
Anderson Peynetsa
Medium
Hand-formed pottery w/ applique lizard
Size
2 1/2" height X 3 1/2" diameter
Signed
"A.A. Peynetsa Zuni N.M." written in terracotta slip underneath
Date of creation
Circa 1995
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
Consigned by a North Phoenix collector of fine American Indian paintings and pottery DDP
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About The Lizard Pot

This lizard seed jar resembles the example illustrated in Gregory Schaaf's book on American Indian potters from Zuni on page 239. 

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About Anderson Peynetsa

When Anderson collaborates with Avelia, he signs his pottery "AA Peynetsa". Active making pottery at Zuni since the 1980's, he is the brother of Agnes Peynetsa and Prescilla Peynetsa, as well as the husband of Avelia Peynetsa.

Since the mid 1980's Anderson has exhibited his work at the Santa Fe Indian Market and later at the Zuni Show at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff as well as at the Heard Museum Show and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Show. This artist's favorite designs are rainbirds, frogs, lizards, deer with heartlines, rosetts, water serpents and salanders.

"Today, Anderson is among the best contemporary Zuni pottery painters. he is noted for his "precise, flowing lines". He also is an excellent sculptor, applying relief figures as noted onto some of his pottery. His lizard figures seem to walk out of the surface of his pots, reminiscent of European master M.C. Escher. Anderson displays a bold and flowering style. His pottery is often quite innovative."   taken from Gregory Schaaf's Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies

Other Works By Anderson Peynetsa:
  • Peeking Lizard Seed Jar, Pottery by Anderson Peynetsa
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