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Vessel

Native American (Mohawk Iroquois)
1983–84
Tammy Tarbell (Native American (Iroquois culture, Mohawk), born in 1950)


Object Place: Syracuse, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.) Diam. (Overall): 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.219

Medium or Technique

Earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Spherical-shaped, polished black body. Neck moves from the round to square with castellated rim. Outside neck is matte-black with incised lines. The inside is the reverse; neck polished and body matte.

Signed

On bottom: TARBELL

Provenance

Given by an Onondaga Indian in the 1980s to Suzanne Greeley McLean, of Dewitt, New York; given to her daughter, Barbara McLean Ward, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1985; to MFA, 1993, gift of Barbara McLean Ward.

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara McLean Ward in memory of Suzanne Greeley McLean