“The Leaning Pitcher”: Early Zuni Polychrome cup with Ethnographic Use, c. 1880


This early Zuni tall cup features minimal design, probably made then for home use rather that decorated more abundantly to sell. It been worn and used; it is warm and satisfying, less a showcase piece; more a quiet and humble example that probably served soup or water or milk to a family for for many years.

Condition is excellent and unrestored with surface wear; just enough for warmth; minimal paint wear.


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