Historic Santo Domingo Pueblo Aguilar Jar [SOLD]

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Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Caté, Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters

Very few of the historic pottery jars made by the Aguilar sisters of Santo Domingo Pueblo were of the child-sized scale of this wonderful example.  Perhaps it was their attempt to produce something that could be purchased for less money and transported without hassle.

Impressively, the potters did not compromise their quality of work when creating smaller pieces such as this one. With the exception of size, this small jar has all the attributes of their larger works. The bold black split-ovoid design on the body and the similar but smaller designs on the neck were applied with the same skill and precision as those which are seen on larger vessels. The boldness of the strong designs adds a sense of stability and significance to the smaller vessel.

There is no ceremonial line break on the black rim pigment, but there is a continuous one through the entire design on the neck and body.  There is a slight faint fire cloud in one area of the body. This is a standout piece despite—or perhaps because of—its smaller size.

 

Condition: very good condition—one minor surface crack measuring about one inch

Relative Links: Santo Domingo PueblopotteryFelipita Aguilar GarciaAsunción Aguilar Caté

Felipita Aguilar Garcia and Asuncion Aguilar Caté, Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters
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