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Ancestral Puebloan Pottery

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Ancestral Puebloan Artist



Jar, c. 1325-1400
Earthenware and paint
x 2 3/4 in. ( x 7 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2778
Jar with rounded base. Narrow rim around mouth. Band of white and black "Z" patterns on red. White stripes around rim. Four mile polychrome. White Mountain red ware. White Mountain Series.

Materials
clay, slip and paint

Commentary
Glaze painting occurs when minerals in the black paint turn vitreous during firing. Glaze paint is often combined with white on late period Anasazi polychrome pottery creating complex negative patterning
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 27, fig. 40.

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