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bear figure with geometric designs and heartline
  • Kuutimaits'a
    born 1951
  • bear figure with geometric designs and heartline, circa 1990s
  • Where object was made: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19.5 x 7 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 11 13/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0218

Ceramic figure of a stylized bear in profile with a curved back. The surface is black and orange, with different designs on each side of the figure. One side is decorated with intricate geometric patterns in different sections. On the other side there is a field of interlocking scroll patterns with a large zig zag line that has a pointed tip, identified as a "heartline" design.