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Tiny Avanyu Decorated Blackware Jar

Helen Gutierrez

About The Tiny Avanyu Decorated Blackware Jar

The avanyu (plumed serpent) expresses the lightening leaving his mouth in many different ways.  This one looks especially fierce !

Savvy Price $85.00

Gallery Price $125.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The avanyu (plumed serpent) expresses the lightening leaving his mouth in many different ways.  This one looks especially fierce !

About the Artist

(1935-1993) Born Helen Atencio, Helen was the granddaughter of Juan Cruz Montoya (a painter) and the sister of Gilbert Atencio (another well-known painter). Perhaps this contributed to the high quality of her painting on pottery. Her best known designs were the avanyu (feathered serpent) and stylized feathers.

Some of her awards between 1985 and 1993 are listed in the book Pueblo Indian Pottery by Gregory Schaaf. Helen was also the mother of six children.  

Medium Hand-coiled polished and slip decorated pottery
Size 2 1/4" height X 2 5/8" maximum diameter
Signed "Helen Gutierrez San Ilde" is inscribed underneath
Condition Excellent
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