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seed pot with deer design
  • Joseph Lonewolf
    born 1932, active 1955–2014
    born: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • seed pot with deer design, circa 1977
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, sgraffito, incising, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4864

The small globular pot has no visible opening except a small hole on the bottom. It is glossy red. The scene depicts two deer with one jumping over a log. There are erratic green zigzags. The design field is separated from other design elements with a large block of sgraffito, where the surface of the pot is scratched away. There are two triangular designs and one wing-like design within the sgraffito block. There is a pink wing shaped decoration on the other side of the sgraffito block with a white incised design and a red curlicue with spiky triangles along the edges.