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Water Jar

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Ceramic, pigment
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS height: 11 in. (27.9 cm) diameter: 14 in. (35.6 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This short-necked globular vessel with out turned rim is a large, classic water jar. The jar has a white slip background and a brown and red symmetrical, repeating design of an abstracted bird between a double set of "Deer with heart lines inside its House" which is separated by a frieze of three birds. CONDITION: There is a small hole in side midway up body and a crack extending the length of body near the hole. There is a crack on the neck and a hole 1 ΒΌ inches long just below the neck. The pigment is worn away in some places, most notably on the neck. The slip shows small cracks and there's a dark "smudge" on one side.
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