The AMICA Library
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Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Ornamental jar in imitation of the prehistoric Anasazi "seed jar" with its high shoulder and no neck and lip; foot is slipped red, the upper body to the rim, white; a black, geometric design is painted over the white slipped area; design, with its solid and hatched interlocking key motifs and stepped frets, is also in imitation of the designs of ancient Anasazi pottery.
Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
First quarter of the 20th century
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Clay, slip, pigment
New Mexico, United States
Height: 4 1/8"; diameter: 4 7/8"
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Museum purchase, Franklin W. Hooper Memorial Fund, 1940
Vessels such as this were made by Pueblo women for commercial sale to collectors. They are "revivals" or copies of designs and shapes from ancient vessels made by the Anasazi people who lived in the area in ancient times.
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