Toya, Maxine – Pueblo Singer with Polished Cloak, Pueblo Kiva and Corn

4"w x 9"h

$ 1,400.00

Maxine Toya is well known for her figurative pottery.  This is one of her more complex Pueblo singer figures.  It is made from clay her cloak is sculpted and then polished on the edges and over the top of her head.  On one side is a stalk of corn painted in white.  It extends up to a sun design that is polished tan.  The is pollen coming from the corn.  On the front is a sculpted pueblo scene in the shape of a kiva with the ladder painted.  She has painted three additional figures on the front of the piece using various clay slips.  It is a creative use of various clays along with both sculptural and painted designs.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maxine Toya”.