Lot 7133: Vintage Hand Painted ACOMA PUEBLO RAIN POT 8" c1960 Native American Indian Southwest Sky City New Mexico Traditional Clay Fired Pottery Tribal Art
November 27, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Details: This elegantly hand-painted vintage Acoma Pueblo rain pot dates from circa 1960. It measures approx. 8" high and is signed D. Sanchez on base.
Acoma Pueblo is the oldest continually inhabited community in the United States and consists of several villages but the best known is the one referred to as ÒSky City.Ó It sits atop a 357-foot mesa that was inaccessible to enemy raids for centuries because there was only one way up and that was a heavily guarded narrow stairway where one had to use handholds to ascend (an effective defense). Traditional Acoma pottery is made using a slate-like clay found within the hills surrounding the Pueblo. When fired using traditional methods, this clay allows the potters to form very thin walls, a common and sought after characteristic of Acoma pottery.
Please attend our live sale to inspect this beautiful piece of pottery in person.
Condition / Notes: This piece of pottery shows exceptionally nicely with no significant breaks or losses.
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