Blackware Wedding Vase
Arts of the Americas
Signed: "Madeline Naranjo"
Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg
Classic wedding vase with incised water serpent (Avanyu) designs. Madeline Naranjo started potting in the 1930s. This work is made from red clay in the traditional hand coiled manner then stone polished and carved before open firing it. Pots would remain red in the final color except she smothers the fire at the height of firing process to achieve black.
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Madeline Naranjo (Kah’p’oo Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo), 1916-2020). Blackware Wedding Vase, 1970s. Clay, pigment, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg, 2013.64.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.64.1_view1.jpg)
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