141006-01 Hopi Pottery Bowl, by Lena Chio Charlie (ca. 1908-ca1960s - Corn Clan)
3 1/2" x 11"
Large abstract Thunderbird motif. With fine hairline slip crack as pictured, but a stable and very handsome example. General surface wear typical of older examples.
Lena Charlie was Corn Clan and known as Corn Woman. According to the Museum of Northern Arizona publication Plateau, Vol 48, Nos 3 & 4, Spring 1976, Lena Chio (Charlie) is known to have been an active potter from 1933 to 1961. She is referenced to have been a part of the Nampeyo family, but that does not seem to be 100% true. However, we do know that she also painted some of Nampeyo’s (1860–1942) pottery when Nampeyo’s eyes started to fail and she could still make pottery, but not paint.