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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
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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