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Herón Martínez Mendoza 'White Period' Mexican Folk Art Pottery of Man & Horse

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Hand-painted Mexican folk art pottery crafted by Herón Martínez Mendoza (1918-1990). Mr. Martínez was one of Mexico's greatest ceramists, and his work is featured in the permanent collection at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

This example features a man riding a horse with a matte white background and brightly colored hand-painted designs. It is a 'white period' piece produced during the 1950s/1960s, and collected on location by Dean Warner, a graduate of Mexico City College and Thunderbird. Mr. Warner was a noted dealer in Pre-Columbian artifacts and a prolific collector of Mexican and Peruvian folk art. 

This work of art would be at home in any folk art collection. 

Place of Origin: Acatlán de Osorio, Puebla, Mexico

Date of Manufacture: 1950s-1960s 

Condition: Good

Wear: Front right leg on the horse has been repaired. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions: 3.75 in. H X 3.5 in. L X 1.75 in. W

Reference: Arts & Crafts of Mexico (pg. 72), Chloë Sayer; The Spirit of Folk Art, Henry Glassie, (pgs. 22 & 200); International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Folk Art Museum of Central Texas.

Herón Martínez Mendoza 'White Period'...

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