Tafoya, Ray – Red Big Horn Sheep Seedpot (1983)
1 5/8"w x 1.25"h
This miniature seedpot by Ray Tafoya is fully polished. It has a Mimbres inspired Big Horn Sheep on the top. It is surrounded by cloud, rain and lightning designs. There is an inset piece of turquoise placed in the hole or opening for the seedpot. All the different colors are derived from natural clay slips. Note how many of the designs surrounding the Big Horn Sheep are similar to ones used today by his daughter, Jennifer Moquino. The seedpot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.