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Acoma Artist

Bowl, n.d.
Earthenware and paint
9 in. x 17 1/2 in. (22.86 cm x 44.45 cm)

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

Clay, slip and paint.

At Acoma, paint pigments are derived from a variety of materials. While kaolin clay is used for slip, blck is a combination of hematite and guaco and clays produce red and orange. This bowl's interior shows stone polishing marks.
-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), 27 (illustrated/bw) fig. 39.

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