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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Martinez, Maria Montoya; Martinez, Julian
Culture:Native American; San Ildefonso Pueblo (Maria 1887-1980) (Julian 1987-1943)
Date Made:1925-1943
Materials:reduction fired terracotta with burnished slip
Place Made:United States; New Mexico; San Ildefonso Pueblo
Measurements:1 x 11 7/8 in. diameter; 2.54 x 30.1625 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1988.57
Credit Line:Date and source of acquisition unknown

This black plate is classic San Ildefonso black on black pottery, perfected by the Martinez couple. It features painted, rather than carved, black geometric and spiral designs on its interior. The back of the plate is left a plain, shiny black. AP2018


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