Water Jar


From: New Mexico | Zuni Pueblo

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 58-14-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Zuni
Provenience New Mexico | Zuni Pueblo
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Date Made 1880-1890
Section American
Materials Clay | Pigment
Technique Zuni Polychrome
Iconography Deer | Rosette

Zuni Polychrome ware. Shape more squat than usual. Black-brown and red "deer and rosette" type design on white slip. Neck-band divided into four sections; 2 typical "Zuni deer" separated by 2 diamond motifs with triangular and hook-like elements. Shoulder band contains 2 pairs of Zuni deer each under separate arch. The 2 rosettes have a diameter of c. 16 cm. The 6 red birds in narrow band have black hooks for wings. Lowest band contains 2 deer, each in inverted arch, on both sides of each rosette. Base brown. Dimples bottom. (ID by Frances Eyman.)

Height 23 cm
Outside Diameter 36 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. V. Downing, 1958

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