Haungooah, Art Cody – Bowl with Lizard & Shell Insets (1974)
This small bowl by Art Cody Haungooah is from 1974. The bowl is fully polished and there is a section with the etched design. Here is a lizard which is inspired by the Mimbres pottery. The lizard has shell insets for its eyes as well as 6 in the body. Art used the shell insets as a reflection of new trends in Pueblo pottery at the time, but also as these are little beads, they recall the Kiowa influence of beaded objects. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Haungooah”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.