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$ 1,400

Hopi polychrome seed jar by Steve Lucas

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, New Mexico
Period 2000-2019
Materials natural clay, slip and firing methods
H. 7.875 in; Diam. 6.25 in;
H. 20 cm; Diam. 15.88 cm;
Condition excellent condition
Description Steve Lucas is the great grandson of Annie Healing, Nampeyo’s eldest daughter. He learned to make pottery from his aunt, Dextra Nampeyo, who is perhaps one of the greatest of the contemporary Hopi artists.

Steve has long been recognized as a very talented potter. He learned to make pottery in the traditional way and has been heavily influenced by early Sityatki designs but he also improves upon those designs.

Please take note of the exceptional quality of the jar’s shape, slip, polish and paint. We have been asked what the designs represent. Here is one theory: The figures with feelers and red wings are probably an insect (note the feelers at the top). The geometric design between the figures with red wings may be an abstracted image of the same insect. Consider the two meander designs at the top as feelers, the two white triangles as wings that are come off the body with tail.
Styles / Movements American Indian, Modern
Patterns Handmade
Dealer Reference Number mc2224
Incollect Reference Number 414305
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