Tenorio, Robert – Wide Jar with Feathers & Thunderbird
This is a complex wide jar by Robert Tenorio. The jar is painted with wild spinach (black) and red and copper colored clay slips. Around the sloping neck of the jar is a feather pattern and a single section with a thunderbird as the design. Below the feathers are an alternating corn design which is painted with various colored clay slips. Below the shoulder is a cloud pattern and the jar has a “spirit line” or a break in the painted line around the rim. This goes back to historic Kewa pottery when the artist would use the spirit line to release their spirit or connection from the vessel. The inside is slipped with a mica clay slip and there is an impressed hand print on the inside! The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Robert Tenorio, Kewa”.
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