Item Number: FCHP230
Tribe: Zuni Pueblo
Materials: Clay and pigments
Description: Note the deer painted with a dramatic heart line, which serves to illustrate the power of life entering the animal's vital organs and connecting the animal to the natural world surrounding it. The rim damage was probably caused by a ladle handle.
Dimensions: Height 9 inches
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 224
Click on photo for larger picture