Haungooah, Art Cody – Scorpion Seedpot (1979)
This is an unusual seed bowl by Art Cody Haungooah. The piece is etched with a stylized scorpion as the design. It doesn’t really have a “Mimbres” feel to the imagery. It is etched with lots of thin lines and small sections. The background is deeply incised with vertical lines. This style of matte background is time-consuming to create. Note how it gets larger from the rim to the sides and also how each of the lines comes to a sharp edge. It does set off the scorpion as if it is on the sand. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Haungooah”.