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Maker(s):Unidentified maker
Culture:Native American: Cochiti
Title:jar
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; clay and pigment; coil-built
Place Made:New Mexico
Measurements:overall: 5 13/16 in x 5 15/16 in; 14.76375 cm x 15.08125 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.201
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:
Black on cream ware; light colored clay, slipped in cream on exterior and interior of neck, red slip on base and interior; decorated with precise geometric design, seemingly symbolic. Two handles in shape of small reptiles (lizards?). Design encircling both interior and exterior of neck broken with traditional spirit path. Signed "Damacia" or "Damario."

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

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