Lot 443    

Zuni Heartline Deer Olla,
2005, American Indian Auction / Mar 10-11
ca 1880s, red and black-on-white, and heavily potted with rounded body, sharply defined shoulder, gently tapering neck, quick out-turned lip, and indented base. Painted with three horizontal panels of heartline deer separated by a band of water birds. Two vertical panels depict "Grandfather standing," which according to Brunzel, "is a prayer for long life" (1929: 94). Neck is wrapped with a band of heartline, spotted fawns, separating it from body is a double spirit break line, height 10" x diameter 12.5".

Couple small chips in rim, nothing appears under UV light, smoke cloud on one side
Sold: $12,362.50
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ca mid-late 18th century, blade similar to those used in Eastern Woodlands gunstock war clubs (see Peterson 1971: fig. 21). Triangular blade with rectangular notches where tang enters wood haft, set in a burl wood haft, blade length 4.7", total length 11.5". Includes a printed and typed museum tag t... > Item Details
Northeastern California Basket Bowl,
Lot # 403 - Northeastern California Basket Bowl,
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