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Culture:Native American; San Ildefonso (possibly)
Title:Plate (or Shallow Bowl)
Date Made:20th century
Materials:reduction fired terracotta with burnished and matte slip
Place Made:United States; New Mexico; San Ildefonso Pueblo (possibly)
Measurements:1 1/2 x 9 1/16 in. diameter; 3.81 x 23.0188 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1988.58
Credit Line:Date and source of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

This black plate is classic San Ildefonso black on black pottery, identified as such because it is painted, rather than carved back, with a black design. It features black geometric and circular designs on its interior. The back of the plate is left a plain, shiny black. AP2018

plates; bowls

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