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Melon jar

Native American (Santa Clara Pueblo )
1984
Helen Shupla (Native American, 1916–1985)


Object Place: Santa Clara, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

20.32 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.259

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with polished slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Burnished spheroid shaped vessel with surface fluting. Highly polished black surface.

Inscription

Incised in script on base: Helen Shupla/Santa Clara/Pueblo/10-27-84

Signed

On base: Helen Shupla / Santa Clara / Pueblo / 10-27-84

Provenance

Purchased by MFA, 1986, from Lynn Pollock gallery, Lexington, MA.

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund