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Bizarre Acoma(?) Penis Pottery Fetishes?? Very phallic-looking - What the heck??

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Native American Pottery245 of 303Hopi Hano black on yellow/ 1920-1940 Native american vaseHANDYCAP ROUND OF  "WHAT IS IT"
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Posted 5 years ago

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Stillwater
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Anyone have a clue what these are? The woman collected Acoma pottery, and its white clay, so it could be from there. They're deffinitely not contemporary, they've been around a few decades.

They look very phallic to me... I've never seen ANYTHING like them before. If anyone has a clue, I'd be extemely grateful!

Mystery Solved

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Or maybe pointed in the right E-rection? LOL!!
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Do these stand up on their own or do they need help? This could help in determining their age .
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    They stand up on their own, on their little testicle-feet
  4. kairomalte, 5 years ago
    These figures are made by Brazil Indians at the Amazon river, I bought similar figures about 30 years ago
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Ahh really?? Were yours phallic-looking like these are?
    I wonder what in the heck they mean, maybe some fertility thing
  6. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    I just found them, its the Karaja tribe. Thanks a lot Kairo! I would NEVER have identified these without your help
  7. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Nice pieces! They do look phallic, but also very much like women. When I noticed that the testicle feet look like buttocks in photo #2, I started seeing them more as women,......maybe you're correct, that they're some type of Amazonian fertility token?, or tokens of good fortune? Very interesting.
    It's lucky that Kairo came across your listing.
  8. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 8 days ago
    If anyone still monitors this one, I see them very much as kneeling women with long, straight black hair, done in a very clever, almost Japanese way of joining several shapes simple to make by rolling the clay in the hands into a stylized figure not so different from some of Matisse's female figures.
  9. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 days ago
    Did you read the comments? Karaja tribe from Brazil
  10. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 8 days ago
    I wasn't suggesting that they are Japanese any more than I was suggesting that they are by Matisse, just noting the similarity. Brazilian tribal is fine by me.
  11. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 8 days ago
    My vote is phallic symbols--stylized to be very unique, Funny that they exist in different sizes.

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