Magnificent Square Mouthed Polychrome Jar

Marianne Navasie

Magnificent Square Mouthed Polychrome Jar, Pottery by Marianne Navasie
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Marked Down $800.00
Gallery Price $1,600.00
Title
Magnificent Square Mouthed Polychrome Jar
Artist
Marianne Navasie
Medium
Hand-coiled polychrome pottery
Size
11 1/2" height X 11" maximum diameter
Signed
with Frog and tadpole and "M." in slip underneath
Condition
Excellent to good, as second photo shows mild smearing of slip on one side
Provenance
Ju Fu
About The Magnificent Square Mouthed Polychrome Jar

Graceful curvilinear motifs echo this jar's gentle shape.  Feathers floating through the air, wafting on nature's breezes, come to mind.

About Marianne Navasie
(1951-2007) A member of the Kachina Clan, this Tewa artist has been actively creating pottery from the 1970's forward. She is the granddaughter of the First Frog Woman; daughter of Joy Navasie, wife of Jim Harrison.  

Marianne Navasie typically signed her pottery with a frog and tadpole symbol.

Navasie respected traditional clay gathering and firing, fashioning her creations using coils of hand-formed clay ropes.

She is cited in all major books referencing potters from Hopi.  Her awards stem from her participation in American Indian Art Fairs throughout the Southwest.
Cultures

American Indian, Hopi

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Keywords

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