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This is a classic bowl by Lucy Lewis. She was one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This bowl is coil-built and painted using bee-weed, a plant, for the black and gray clay for the accent areas. The bowl has a round shape and the design has four heartline deer. Each deer is painted below a lightning and cloud design. The heartline imagery is a classic to both Acoma and Zuni pottery, with the heartline signifying the center or “heart” of the animal. This bowl was traditionally fired so the white has much more of a pearlescent coloration, which creates added depth. In the 1970s the surfaces of her pieces were more highly polished, giving them a smoother feel and also some of her most refined work. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a classic!