ANNIE MANUEL (circa 1955–2009)
TOHONO O'ODHAM EFFIGY WEDDING VASE 1998
Annie Manuel belonged to a long-established Tohono pottery family and worked alongside her brother Billy in a variety of styles, mostly matte-finished, often with more connection to ancient Hohokam pottery than to modern Tohono styles and often displaying highly individual quirks of design. This wsdding vase is enough out of the ordinary to have startled us a bit when we first saw it. We're not sure whether those ladies are inviting you to drink out of it or warning you not to. This appears on page 135 of our Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni and on page 161 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art.
5" diameter x 6" wide x 9" high