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Object description

  • Acoma Pueblo artist
  • Pot, 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • H: 3 3/8 in, dia.: 3 1/2 in (H: 8.6 cm, dia.: 8.9 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E17715


On base, inscribed in black paint: "110330. Acoma. N.M. Stevenson. Bur. Ethnol."


This pottery pot has a round concave base and a bulbous, somewhat misshapen body. It has a short neck with a thin, flattened lip which is chipped. The base and the lower fifth is painted red. The entire surface of the pot is decorated with geometric designs in darker red-brown on a white background. The inside is painted white.