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Blackware Wedding Vase

Madeline Naranjo

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
DATES 1970s
DIMENSIONS 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed: "Madeline Naranjo"
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.64.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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 polishedand 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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