Storage jar

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
1920–30


Object Place: Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6cm (14in.); Diam (Overall): 48.9cm (19 1/4in.)

Accession Number

1998.4

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint and rawhide

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Large bulbous jar with wide opening, slight neck, and small concave base. Jar girdled in rawhide binding that zigzags between an upper and lower rawhide band. Jar painted with black over cream in two wide bands to create a strong negative/positive composition; the top band is composed of thirteen cream circles separated by narrow cream slashes, and the lower band is a zigzag frieze of slender, bisected leaves. Red slip covers the remaining 40 percent of the vessel

Provenance

Reportedly acquired in the 1920s at a trading post in Taos, New Mexico; purchased by MFA at Sale no. 7066, Fine American Indian Art, Sotheby's, New York, December 4, 1997, lot no.194.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund