Garcia, Tammy – Canteen with Mimbres Fish (1997)
This is a stylized canteen by Tammy Garcia from 1997. The canteen is carved, polished and traditionally fired black. The design is inspired by the fish on Mimbres pottery from the 1100’s. The fish is on one side and as the canteen is turned there are linear geometric patterns. These patterns were also inspired by the linear designs on Mimbres bowls. The canteen is in the shape of a Pueblo woman’s canteen with the flat base and the handles on top. The piece is highly polished and precision carved. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tammy Garcia, 97”.