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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mexican
Title:Water Jar (Cántaro)
Date Made:early 20th century
Type:Ceramic
Materials:earthenware
Place Made:North America; Mexico; Guerrero; Tulimán
Measurements:whole: 23 1/2 x 14 in.; 59.69 x 35.56 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1955.603
Credit Line:Gift of the children of Dwight W. Morrow (Class of 1895) and Elizabeth C. Morrow
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Tinaja (large water jar), lower part of body bulbous with with sloping shoulder, incurving neck and flaring rim; resting on 3 looped legs. A small loop handle on each side of body. A mask projects from the side of the neck. Buff colored ground with slip decoration in dark brown; on one side a design with a flower pot from which spread long stemmed flowers and 3 birds, 2 perched on stems and one pecking at blossom. Other side has similar design with 1 bird. Illustr. in Casa Manana

Tags:
birds; faces; flowers; illustrations; jars

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