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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
ACCESSION NUMBER X1104.9
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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