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Bicentennial jar

Red clay body slipped white with red slip on underbody, base, and inside rim. Crossed American flags, strutting geometrically painted bird with head plumes, and yucca plant painted around body. Rim encircled with three black bands with "spirit break" ; body -underbody division encircled with two...

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Signed

[Signed in pen on base:] SANtANA MelchOR / SANtO Domingo

Provenance

From the Artist to Rick Dillingham; Dillingham collection until 1993; with Ray Dewey, Santa Fe, New Mexico; with Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1994; purchased by MFA, 1994, from Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by the Gallery Instructors Associates

Native American (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 1976

Object Place

Santo Domingo, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number

1994.188

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware