Tapia, Mae – Black Seedpot with Mimbres Lizard (1990s)

1.5"w x 1.75"h

$ 150.00

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 seedpot is coil-built and fully polished.  It is etched with a single medallion. There is a Mimbres lizard surrounded by a feather pattern.  The piece is signed on the bottom, “Mae Tapia”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.