Beautifully decorated: clean lines and designs; exacting painted geometrics and tattoos. Blue and White glass beads. Generally, Mojave men were not potters. Elmer Gates, who was born in 1929 and lived in Poston, Arizona on the Fort Mohave Reservation, was an exception. He had learned to make pottery from his aunt.
He then continued studying all styles of southwestern pottery and working with various techniques. Gates was so confident in his chosen profession that he taught a number of young artists of Mojave and Maricopa tribes, as well as non-natives, including Santa Fe ceramicist Rick Dillingham. Gates was a true artist. He experimented with many shapes, techniques and motifs.
He made human figurines, but was also well known for his owls and frogs. His shapes were free flowing and not necessarily true to muscular form. Approximately 7-1/2 high and 6 across. The pottery vessel is in original excellent condition.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to message me. The item "Fabulous Native American Mojave Indian Elmer Gates 4 Spout Effigy Pot Signed" is in sale since Monday, April 04, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".
The seller is "indcoch" and is located in Prescott, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.