SIZE: 10.5" H x 9" W x 7 D. DESCRIPTION: Rare double headed effigy vase by Elmer Gates with beaded necklaces and ear rings. I have never seen another two headed effigy vase by Elmer Gates. This piece also has distinct neck platforms not seen in his other pieces.The vase is in excellent condition with no visible cracks or chips. It is also a little larger than the other Elmer Gates vases to accommodate both head handles which are different and unique. Here is your chance to collect a very special piece of Elmer Gates Mojave pottery. Generally, Mojave men were not potters.
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. As well as non-natives, including Santa Fe ceramicist Rick Dillingham.Elmer 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. Mohave or Mojave (Mojave:'Aha Makhav) are a Native American people indigenous to the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert. The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation includes territory within the borders of California, Arizona, and Nevada. The Colorado River Indian Reservation includes parts of California and Arizona and is shared by members of the Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo peoples. The original Colorado River and Fort Mojave reservations were established in 1865 and 1870, respectively.
Both reservations include substantial senior water rights in the Colorado River; water is drawn for use in irrigated farming. The four combined tribes sharing the Colorado River Indian Reservation function today as one geo-political unit known as the federally recognized Colorado River Indian Tribes; each tribe also continues to maintain and observe its individual traditions, distinct religions, and culturally unique identities. The Colorado River Indian Tribes headquarters, library and museum are in Parker, Arizona, about 40 miles (64 km) north of I-10. Other unique art from Russia, China, Europe, etc. The item "ELMER GATES (1929-1990) / RARE TWO HEADED MOJAVE EFFIGY VASE WITH BEADED HANDLES" is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "clavace" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, United arab emirates, Bermuda, Iceland, Luxembourg, Monaco.