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Santa Clara Artist

Jar, c. 1910
9 13/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. (25 cm x 5 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P1595
Polished black ware jar with double spouts joined by a bridge. There is an indentation around the median.

Although distinctive double-spout vessels like this are found throughout the Pueblos, they are believed to have originated at Santa Clara. Vessels of this shape are used in traditional wedding ceremonies at Santa Clara and are known as "wedding vases" (Harlow, 1977, p. 30). Their forms resemble the double-spout jars of ancient Mesoamerica and Peru.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 68, fig. 213.

Carbonized clay and slip

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