Vessel depicting the Water Spirit Avanyu

Severa Gutierrez Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo / American, 1890 - 1973
Santa Clara Pueblo (Kha P'o)


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about 1930-1950

Blackened terracotta

Overall: 4 3/4 × 7 7/8 in. (12 × 20 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: The Alice Cox Collection, Class of 1939hW



Place Made: Santa Clara Pueblo, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southwest

(not assigned)

Not on view


Scratched on base: "Se...ra Santa Clara"

Exhibition History

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-January 5, 2020

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–July 22, 2022.


Collected by Alice Macy Ray Cox (1891-1975) (widow of Dartmouth English Professor Sidney Hayes Cox, 1889-1952), 1930s-1940s; given to her daughter, Barbara Alden Cox Vallarino (Mrs. Joaquin Jose Vallarino Jr., Dartmouth Class of 1943W); given to present collection, 1977.

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