Zuni Pueblo Small Polychrome Canteen

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-1/4” height x 5-3/8” width x 4-1/4” depth
  • Item # C3903H
  • Price: $775.00

Alternate side view of this canteen.

The primary design on this canteen is a rosette, located on top center of the body.  This rosette is the same design used on most Zuni Polychrome jars.  Presumably, it is a design influence from the medallions seen on Spanish men’s clothing.  The other designs surrounding the medallion on this canteen are designs seen frequently on the neck of Zuni water jars.  The potter used designs with which she was familiar.

 

The base of the canteen is flat and painted black as are the bases of Zuni pottery jars.  The canteen sits on the flat base in such a manner that the spout is pointed upward to prevent liquid spilling out.  The canteen is not signed with the name of the potter.  It appears to be from the mid-20th century.

 

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: from the estate of a long-time Santa Fe family

Recommended Reading: The Pottery of Zuni Pueblo by Harlow and Lanman

This rosette is the same design used on most Zuni Polychrome jars.  Presumably, it is a design influence from the medallions seen on Spanish men’s clothing.

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-1/4” height x 5-3/8” width x 4-1/4” depth
  • Item # C3903H
  • Price: $775.00

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