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Artist: Acoma Pueblo

Medium: clay with black, red and white pigment
10 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches (26.7 x 30.1 cm)
Classification: Pottery
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1999
Object number: 42.900.50
: 1999.1.1.
DescriptionFour color with three elk surrounded by geometric and foliate designs.
Label Text:Pottery from Acoma Pueblo reveals the importance of the land itself. Pottery makers form vessels from local clay. They use natural pigments to make the painted designs. The painting can includes aspects of nature such as the elk and plants, seen here. Acoma Pueblo is one of the oldest continually inhabited communities in the North America. It dates back to about 1150 A.D.
Provenance: Maynard Dixon [1875-1946] [1]; gifted to Louis Siegriest [1899-1989] [2]; by inheritance to heirs of Siegriest; purchased by Doug Salveson [3]; purchased May 12, 1999 through (Two Pines Art, Omaha, Nebraska) by the Nelda C. and H.J Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. According to a letter from Two Pine Art, Maynard Dixon acquired the jar in New Mexico sometime between 1910-1920. | 2. Supposedly given to Louis Siegriest by Maynard Dixon according to a ltter from Two Pine Art. | 3. A professor of Art at Findlay University in Findlay Ohio.
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