Storyteller Holding Corn Maiden
A wonderful virtuoso piece by this younger member of the prolific and gifted Fragua family of notable potters.
Eleven – count ’em – children, and a little dog, cluster around the feet of the chanting mother figure.
Each tiny child is expressive, clearly delineated, and realistic, even though stylized.
Mom holds a fully formed and decorated corn maiden figure in her hands.
Everyone, children and dog included, is singing out hopes, or thanks, for a bountiful harvest.
Beautifully formed, of natural, hand gathered and mixed clay, each child is an active individual, while the large maternal figure is serene, even majestic.
She seems fully conscious of the importance of this ceremonial event, and is elegantly formed and decorated.
Great size, great detail, great emotion; a stunning piece.