Storage jar

Native American (Cochiti or Santo Domingo)

Object Place: Cochiti or Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States


Overall: 45.7 cm (18 in.) Diam. (Overall): 52.7 cm (20 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)





Large bulbous jar with short, wide neck and rounded base. Paint is black on cream with a strong negative/positive character from rim to lower base area, which is earth red. A double line encircles the neck above a band of scalloped figures. A zigzag band about 2 ” wide separates the wide band of body painting from the neck. The body band is composed of seven registers of diagonal elements that are separated by a vertical, ladder-like checkerboard motif. Between two registers is a vertical separation that etends to the rim.


Alexander Anthony purchased this jar in October 1987 from Dick and Kitty Renwick who resided near Cochiti Lake north of Albuquerque. The couple purchased the object on January 21, 1987 from one of their friends in Santo Domingo; purchased by MFA, October 1997, from the Adobe Gallery (owned by Alexander Anthony).

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc.