Tall Neck Jar Two Tone Avanyu Design

Barbara Gonzales

Tall Neck Jar Two Tone Avanyu Design, Pottery by Barbara Gonzales
Savvy Price $550.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Title
Tall Neck Jar Two Tone Avanyu Design
Artist
Barbara Gonzales
Medium
Hand-coiled polished pottery, turquoise cabochon
Size
4 1/2" height X 4" maximum diameter
Signed
"Tahn Moo Whe" inscribed on jar's bottom
Date of creation
Circa 1980
Condition
Excellent
About The Tall Neck Jar Two Tone Avanyu Design

Tall neck jar has sienna rim coloration as well as sienna accents above the jar's shoulder. Sgraffito design delineates the plumed serpent (avanyu) often found on pueblo pottery.  Execution of the sgraffito is extremely precise, easily carried out by the artist's practiced hand.

About Barbara Gonzales

Barbara Pino Gonzales of San Ildefonso was born in 1947. She is the oldest great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez. who gave Barbara the name Tahn-Moo-Whe (Sunbeam).

Barbara learned the traditional ways to create black-on-black pottery from Maria as well as her maternal grandparents, Santana and Adam Martinez, along with Popovi Da.

Barbara began experimenting with duotone pots with inlaid turquoise. She has become known for her intricately incised black. red and polychrome bowls with her "good luck" spider motif.

Barbara Pino Gonzales is listed in the book Pueblo Indian Pottery by Gregory Schaaf.

Other Works By Barbara Gonzales:
  • Two Tone Spider Spherical Jar, Pottery by Barbara Gonzales
Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Reptiles

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