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Matsaki

Native American (Zuni Pueblo)
1993
Potter Josephine Nahohai (Native American, born in 1912), Painter Milford Nahohai (Native American, born in 1953)


Object Place: Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 12.1cm (4 3/4 in.); diameter: 13.7cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.675

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

This small vessel is decorated with geometric patterns. The surface decoration finds its roots in Matsaki painting. Overfiring caused the paint on the surface to be unstable.

Signed

On base: Nahohai / '93 [copyright symbol] / JOSEphiNE / N / Milford / of Zuni

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from the artists in 1993.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. Ronald Bourgeault