This polychrome medallion large bowl by Russell Sanchez is gorgeous. Made in 2000, it represents Russell’s work in the carved medallion, incised, polychrome style. Warm tones of red, tan, taupe, make for a stunning hand coiled, traditionally fired bowl. Each medallion, contains a different incised bird, set against a red polished background. Each bird is in a different pose, and their bodies have different elements incised into them. Fish, insects, snake, lizard, tadpoles, all expertly incised. Each red circle is bordered by superfine natural shell heishi. His trademark dots are carved in each medallion. The bottom quadrant of the bowl is polished and slipped in the same tones as the upper portion of the bowl. It is a marvelous design, on a full, rounded form.

6” high by 7” wide

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