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Picarus Artist

Bean Pot?, n.d.
x 6 11/16 in. ( x 17 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P1581
Light gold, glittery ware bean pot with a handle on the side. Scalloped flared rim around opening. Interior and parts of exterior are slightly discolored.

Picuris cooking vessels characteristically lack slip and paint. THeir embellishment is provided by the natural mica present in the clay, and by the patterning resulting form fire clouds. Recently, road contruction has destroyed the clay beds, and since their popularity with collectors has lessened, pottery making has declined at Picuris.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 38 (illustrated/bw) fig. 83.

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