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Object description

  • Pueblo artist
  • Pot, 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 10 in, dia.: 14 1/8 in (H: 25.4 cm, dia.: 35.9 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Amy Gillette Bassett, 1934
  • E21300


This is a large ceramic jar with a small, round, concave base.The jar has high shoulders with a short neck and the entirety of the rim has been broken and chipped away. The base is painted a dark brown color which extends a short way up the sides. The rest of the jar is decorated using brown and red paint on a white background. The decorative curvilinear motif of the neck is separated from the design compositions of the body with two broad dark brown lines. The body of the jar is ornamented with three different bands of decoration. The bottom is painted with deer and curvilinear designs followed by a central band of red and dark brown birds with long flowing tail feathers. Atop this is another band of painted deer with curvilinear designs.