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Acoma Artist

Bowl, c. 1900
Earthenware and paint
4 1/2 x 7 9/16 x 7 5/8 in. (11.43 x 19.21 x 19.37 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, New Mexico
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P1457

Grey clay, white slip, and black and orange paint

At Acoma, paint pigments are derived from a variety of materials. While kaolin clay is used for slip, black is a combination of hematite and guaco and clays produce red and orange. This bowl's interior shows stone polishing marks.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 27 (illustrated/bw) fig. 39.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 7 9/16 x 7 5/8 in. (11.43 x 19.21 x 19.37 cm) Measured by Haave, Lilly

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