Bust portrait of Paris of Troy. He looks off to the upper left. He is shown with a helmet that is toped with a sphynx-like figure and long feathers.
This is a portrait of Paris the young prince of Troy and son of King Priam. As recounted in Homer's epic poem "Illiad," Paris meets Helen, the wife of King Menelaus of Sparta, and kidnaps her. This sparks the Trojan war which brings distruction to the city, in the end.
A battle scene with the sun's rays shining down through the clouds. At the center, a man has fallen from his horse and lays on the ground. From the clouds above, a voice comes down, inscribed "SAVLE SAVLE QVID ME PERSEQVERIS." At base of print is written "Totus lesus in Paulo consumptus est. Chrysost. Iesus-Christ s'est enployé tout entier en ce mystere."
As described in the New Testament book of Acts in the Christian Bible, the Pharisee named Saul was traveling from Jerusalem to Damascus in order to arrest the followers of Jesus Christ. On this journey, he sees a blinding light and hears a divine voice. This throws him from his horse. After he had this encounter, Saul was blind for three days. Saul finished his trip to Damascus where Ananias, guided by divine revelation, cares for the blind man. When Ananias places his hands on Saul, Saul regains his eye sight and is baptized as a follower of Jesus Christ and later changes his name to Paul. He becomes one of the twelve Apostles.
A squat, gracefully rounded pot with a mouth that is slightly smaller than the widest circumference of the pot, and a tapered base. The interior is colored white. There is a band of black along the brim. The exterior is decorated with a pattern of alternating squares: brownish-orange squares divided vertically by a white stripe broken by three thin black lines; and white squares divided diagonally with wave-like black shapes.
An example of Pueblo pottery produced in the early twentieth century. It draws on traditional techniques and styles but was probably produced for the booming Native southwestern ceramic market.
signed, dated and with the "Bleak Beauty" stamp on verso
35.56 x 27.94 cm (14 x 11 in.)
Four teenage boys seated in a convertible, one without a shirt, two seated on the top. Outside of the car, a nude child is running alongside. The hood of the car is raised and there are trees in the background.