An Early Ohkay Owingeh Large Bowl

Item: 1566

Origin: Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)
Date: Last quarter 19th century

Media: Clay

Dimensions: 7.75″ tall, 13″ diameter

Description: It’s rare to find this early of a Pueblo bowl still out in the neighborhoods, but there she was!  There is a quality to its patina that speaks of time collecting itself on its surface. The chips along the rim are all early, as the wear to them is obvious.  The rim is slipped with a deep red and this extends down the body 2.5″. The rim has an outward flare that is beautiful and suggests an earlier date. The stone burnishing on the lower portion below the rim creates  parallel lines of ribbing around the bowl’s body.   This whole underbody is slipped with a soft, brown hue.  There are striking fire clouds in the lower body.  These clouds add another layer of dimension.

Condition:  Condition is original without restoration.  There is one crack visible in the photos that runs 3″ from the top of the rim straight down into its body.  The rim has 4 early chips to it, two which are associated with the crack.

Provenance:  From a home in Albuquerque, NM

Price: SOLD

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