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Red with concave base. Side decorated on cream-colored slip with two birds and two large three-leaved plants with paired leaflets and flowers directly above bird heads. All designs painted in Sienna-colored slip outlined in black. Two black rings surround lower border of cream-colored slip. ...

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Two printed labels pasted on side behind bird head read: "FROM/ZIA Pueblo Indians / West of Rio Grande River,/ NEW MEXICO". A hand written number, 1025, inked on one label.


Purchased by MFA, July 1987, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Native American (Zia Pueblo), 1890–1900

Object Place

Zia, New Mexico, United States


23.49 x 27.94 cm (9 1/4 x 11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware