Zuni Pot with Lizard in Center


Collection

Priscella Murr Collection


Identifier

MU15


Artist

Agnes Teynetsa


Description

A painted clay pot with stairstep edges and a lizard in the bottom center of the bowl. The painted lizard is painted in brown and white and its head sticks out of the bottom of the pot. The stairstep edges of the pot represent the clouds and the sky and the small painted tadpoles represent rain and water. A small painted owl figure is molded into one side of the inner pot. This owl figure may represent wisdom and protection of the home.


Medium

ceramic

Inscription

Agnes Teynetsa, c. 93, Zuni, NM

Width

5.25in

Height

2.25in

Length

5.25in

Where Made (Region)

Zuni, New Mexico

Where Made (Country)

United States

Related place

United States

Name of Donor

Priscilla Murr