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Maker(s):Unidentified maker
Culture:Indigenous; Native American; Acoma
Title:jar
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; clay and pigment; coil-built
Place Made:New Mexico
Measurements:overall: 7 in x 10 5/8 in; 17.78 cm x 26.9875 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.258
Credit Line:Leonard D. Hollister Collection of Southwest Native American Pottery, purchased with funds from a Fine Arts Council Grant.
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Description:
Brown and black on white ware; stomach and neck slipped in white, base and neck interior in red; large bird and plant motifs surrounded by swirling geometrics. Unbroken outline of swelled stomach, short neck, and constricted mouth. Bird (sometimes identified as parrot) motif and plant motif from traditional designs of nearby Zia Pueblo.

Tags:
indigenous people; pottery; decoration and ornament; design; Native American; pottery; stylization

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