Peynetsa, Anderson – Duck Figure with Three Heartline Deer
Anderson Peynetsa is known for his vessels as well as his figurative pottery. This duck figure is one of his technically amazing pieces. The figure is opened at the top and has extended pieces of clay at the head and tail. It is fully painted but it is the use of the heartline deer around the body of the piece. They are painted in his own style with the elongated necks. Anderson has an elegant and modern stylization of the heartline deer on his pottery. It is fascinating how a piece can appear both modern and yet reflect cultural history and charm. The area around the deer is polished red and there are additional plant designs. The eyes and beak are patined with white clay, some of which is raised for texture. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.