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Globular body with pronounced neck that flares slightly. Stone polished white ground covers 85% of vessel; red band and red clay on lower 15%. Black slip painting; double bands frame neck, which has within diagonally placed split feathers, tips touching upper and lower band and rotating around...

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Purchased by Charles Nichols at sale 1589, Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, 25 June 1994, lot no. 0118; to MFA, 1994, gift of Nichols with the Seminarians.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians

Native American (Tesuque Pueblo), about 1850–70

Object Place

Tesuque, New Mexico, United States


Overall: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.) Diam.(Overall): 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware