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Barbara Gonzales is a great-great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez. She is known for her innovative pottery which combines etched designs with inset stones. This bowl is coil-built and stone polished. The bowl has a sharp shoulder and a nearly flat top. There are four owl faces etched into the clay. They are separated by diamond shape checkerboard designs. The bowl was traditionally fired a deep red coloration. It is signed in the clay, “Than-Moo-Whe”, which is Barbara’s name in Tewa. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.