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Coyote Storyteller by Virgil Ortiz

Coyote Storyteller by Virgil Ortiz


Son of renowned potter Seferina Ortiz, Virgil mastered and then expanded his family’s pottery tradition. In this case, the Cochiti tradition of storytellers morphed into a howling coyote family. This coyote storyteller is an example of his transitional work – well beyond traditional, before his dramatic pierced and tattooed figures. This piece measures 4 3/4″ tall and wide and about 4″ tail to front feet. Fully marked on the bottom, “VIRGIL ORTIZ, COCHITI PUEBLO” his symbol and a date that I am not certain about but it looks like 2001.

This is an opportunity to acquire an early piece by a renowned artist at an affordable price!

The piece is in very good condition overall with surface soil and scoot marks on the underside. Note that this piece came from a smoking home.


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