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Jar

Avanyu (sea serpent) decoration carved into shoulder of bowl. Vessel accompanied by woven, wreath-like base. This piece was reduction fired and burnished.

Signed

On base in script: Legoria / Sta Clara Pueblo

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Native American (Santa Clara Pueblo ), about 1950

  • Legoria, Native American, working about 1950
Object Place

Santa Clara, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number

1993.733

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with polished slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware