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Ancestral Puebloan Artist



Jug: Duck Effigy, c. 850-1125
Earthenware and paint
5 5/16 in. x 2 3/8 in. (13.5 cm x 6 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2572
Irregularly shaped duck effigy jug, shaped like a pointed-toe shoe. Neck at one end, with a loop handle attached to the neck and body. Red Mesa black on Cibola white ware, Puerco-Chaco series. Curvilinear patterns of dots on the top and sides, and black rectangles with "Z" centers on the top. Zigzag band on the neck.

Materials
clay, slip and paint

Commentary
The development of Anasazi pottery saw the proliferation of vessel shapes, includingwhole or segmented animal forms. Designs became more complex as older patterns expanded and curvilinear elements began to be incorporated into geometic painting.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 59 (illustrated/bw) fig. 149.

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