Stone polished with corn plant among other botanical and abstracted elements, large, and a fully intact lid and inner rim, this is an exceptional example of this form. The outer and inner rims as well as the lidded are fully decorated; their very survival, a minor miracle; the black paint rich and the red deep. I believe this jar was created by Domingita who specialized in black-on-red and painted by her son Crescencio. I have based this on pages 50, 51 of Jonathan Batkin’s “Pottery of the Pueblos of New Mexico” which shows a jar with similar elements such as: 2 horizontal design fields (wide mid-body under narrower neck fields); 3 sets of double framing lines and a red band at the top of the under-body. Condition: excellent and unrestored including the lid Provenance: a prestigious Chicago collection

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