Laguna Effigy Large Polychrome Pottery Frog Sculpture - Michael Kanteena (#01)
13" wide x 15" long x 7" high
This extraordinary polychrome pottery frog has been boxed up and hidden away for several years. Because a friend and avid collector overestimated his capabilities to display his entire collection, we have the opportunity to set the frog free. We traded turquoise cabochons and a bracelet for this piece and are oh so happy to have it. Michael Kanteena of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico created the frog effigy from clay. Michael is best known for antiqued pottery inspired by Chaco, Mesa Verde and other Ancestral Pueblo cultures. Michael refers to his work as, "Contemporary and Pre-Columbian Recreations in Clay". We refer to this frog as "fabulous".
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The Navajo are relatively recent arrivals to the Southwest. They probably migrated from the north in the 16th Century thereby becoming a part of the Pueblo IV period. The Navajo have made pottery since their arrival; possibly they brought pottery with them during their southern migration. They made a plain and decorated pottery. The plain being considered the older style? More about this legend