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Animal effigy pitcher

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This object is a gourd-shaped, hand-formed pitcher. Its body is spherical, and the neck above the body comes forward almost entirely and then forms the shape of an animal's head with two ears on either side, two eyes and a spout. The body appears to be larger on the right side than on the left....

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Inscription

in pencil, "Santo Domingo Rio Grande"

Marks

P 3709 MFA C. G. Loring 30 E 37.959

Provenance

Gift of General Charles Loring (1828-1902), Curator and Director of MFA, 1879. MFA ledger book has the notations "Modern" and "From Santo Domingo, Rio Grande (Cushing)"

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo), about 1870s

Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

19.37 x 16.51 x 22.86 cm (7 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

79.100

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white and brown slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware