Sunn, Mabel – Bowl with Snake Design (1960’s)
This is an iconic bowl by Mabel Sunn from the 1960’s. The piece is made using a paddle-and-anvil technique and twice fired. The black designs are derived from a mixture of mesquite sap and cactus spines. Today, there are very few Maricopa artists making pottery. Mabel was well-known for the relief snakes on her pottery. T his piece has the bowl polished red with the snake in relief and polished tan. It is also polished on the inside. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, ‘Mabel Sunn”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.