Lonewolf, Joseph – Long Neck Jar with Avanyu and Bear Lid (1976)

2"w x 4"h (w/ lid)

$ 3,800.00

Joseph Lonewolf began making pottery in 1970-1.  His bear-lidded vessels, which he had only created for a few years, might be among his most iconic in style.  This jar has a sharp shoulder and an elongated neck.  It is etched with an avanyu or the Lonewolf family “feathered water serpent”, encircling the piece.  The body of the avanyu (water serpent) is very complex in design.  The matte area surrounding the avanyu is incised with swirling lines.  The lid has a bear with a fetish bundle of turquoise and coral. The jar is an exceptional piece in design and form.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Joseph Lonewolf”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  Definitely a classic of Joseph’s early pottery style!