Concho, Anthony – Eight Panel Melon Jar with Katsina Designs
Anthony Concho (b. 1966) is the son of Laura Vallo and the brother of Ergil (Dalawepi) Vallo. He learned to make pottery from his brother and continues in a similar them after his passing. This bowl is coil built, carved into eight sections and stone polished. It is etched with a series of four different katsina figures, each repeated twice. Many of them, such as the Zuni Fire God, are Zuni in origin, not Hopi. The background area is a “rainbow” of colors, for which he was known. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “AC”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.