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Pueblo Bread Bakers

Kiln, Bowls, Baker's arm, and loaves

Native American (Santa Clara Pueblo )
Joyce Sisneros Gallegos (Native American, born at Santa Clara Pueblo, in 1944)

Object Place: Santa Clara, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art



a. Kiln, H: 5.75” W: 7.75” L: 9.375: Beehive shape kiln, w/ a door with rounded top and round vent hole, on a shaped platform. Incised on bottom: “Joyce / 9 / 84 / Sisneros / Gallegos / Santa Clara
b. Bowl, Diam: 2.125”. Curved sides, flat bottom. Burnished black. Signed on bottom “JSG/1984/sc”
c. Bowl, Diam: 1.625” Curved sides, flat bottom. Swag decoration below rim in white and red on burnished tan.
d. Baker’s arm, L: 6.875
e-m Nine clay loaves, each Diam: 1” Rounded clay loaves undecorated.


1984, sold by the artist to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 19, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Wallace McMeel