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Water Jar

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (31.7 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Water Jar, late 19th-early 20th century. Clay, slip, 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (31.7 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X764. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X764_edited_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, X764_edited_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This large, classic water jar is in the high shoulder form. The design is brown abstracted forms on white slip, possibly many paired rainbirds.The rim shows evidence of the jar being used as some of the paint has worn off . Often these jars would have hide coverings stretched over them to keep the water pure and cool. Red writing on base reads "X764." Condition: Surface loss on neck
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