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Maker(s):Tafoya, Cresencia
Culture:Indigenous; Native American; Santa Clara (1918-1999)
Title:jar
Date Made:n.d.
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; clay; coil-built
Place Made:New Mexico
Measurements:overall: 4 in x 3 7/8 in; 10.16 cm x 9.8425 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.286
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 black ware; vessel slipped, polished, and design applied with slip; when fired in oxygen reducing atmosphere polished surface turns glossy black and unpolished becomes the matte design. Simple shaped vessel with stepped geometric design. Signed "Cresencia Santa Clara Pueblo."

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

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