Lonewolf, Joseph – Wide Jar with Avanyu and Bear Lid (1972)
Joseph Lonewolf began making pottery in 1970-1. His bear lidded vessels, which he only created for a few years, may be among his most iconic in style. This wide jar is fully polished and etched with a feathered water serpent encircling the piece. The body of the avanyu 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 base of the bear is also fully etched with similar swirling lines to those on the bowl. It is an exceptional piece in design and form. It is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay. Definitely a classic of Joseph’s early pottery style!
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