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Water Jar

Arts of the Americas

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Ceramic, polychrome slip
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 14 × 16 9/16 × 16 9/16 in. (35.6 × 42.1 × 42.1 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER X1104.10
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 symmetrical design consisting of three registers that depict two abstracted rain bird wing patterns separated by a narrow band of rain birds. On each side of this design is a vertical register of two abstracted rain bird wing patterns. CONDITION: There is a round hole on side at base and six chips in the rim. The slip is starting to show fine cracks.
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