Herrera, Rosita de – Incised Potsuwi’i Style Bowl
Rosita de Herrera is a daughter of noted Ohkay Owingeh potter Tomasita Montoya and a sister of Dominguita Sisneros. This bowl is coil built. It is polished red on the rim and base. The central band is fully incised with designs inspired by the Potsuwi’i pottery found near Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. The designs are very tightly incised with rain, mountain, and lightning designs. The recessed incised areas are slipped with mica for additional contrast. It is signed on the bottom, “Rosita de Herrera”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.