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Turtle figure by Margaret and Luther Gutierrez

Turtle figure by Margaret and Luther Gutierrez

A very appealing turtle figure by Margaret & Luther Gutierrez of Santa Clara Pueblo. The creative brother and sister team learned from their parents, Lela & Van Gutierrez, innovative potters at Santa Clara who became known for creative painting and decoration. Margaret & Luther continued the tradition begun by their parents, creating lively pottery figures like this turtle. This turtle measures 2 1/2″ tall at his head x 4″ nose to tail x about 3 1/4″ wide.

Definitely polychrome with at least six different colors, this piece is signed in black pigment on the underside, “Margaret/Luther.” In very good old condition, with visible surface soil, mostly on his neck and his feet and tail. Note that this piece came from a smoking home.


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