Tapia, Mae – Black and Sienna Bowl with Eagle, Bear, and Avanyu (1990s)

2.25"w x 2"h

$ 250.00

Mae Tapia was known for her intricately etched miniature pottery. She was a daughter of potters Joe and Santanita Suazo.  Her sisters include Martha Suazo (the wife of Art Cody Haungooah), Margie Naranjo, Candelaria Suazo, and Shirley Duran.  This is a round bowl.  It is fully polished and fired black.  There are three medallions on the side.  There is an eagle, a bear, and an avanyu.  Each of the medallions is two-toned sienna.  They are very detailed for Mae’s work.  Separating them are triangular cloud designs.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Mae Tapia”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.