Haungooah, Art Cody – Bowl with Insects, Turquoise and Lid (1974)
This is a very unusual lidded bowl by Art Cody Haungooah. There are polished medallions on each side and the clay around them is carved away leaving the medallions raised. The medallion on one side has a moth and the other an ant. They are each inset with two pieces of turquoise. The surrounding matte area has been sanded down and works as a perfect contrast to the polished areas. The lid is also fully polished. It is a strong complement to the polished medallions. The piece is from 1974 when he made a series of vessels with insects and turquoise. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.