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Red Mesa Black-on-White Bird Effigy Vessel

Accession Number
1984/2.18

Title
Red Mesa Black-on-White Bird Effigy Vessel

Artist(s)
Pueblo

Artist Nationality
Pueblo (Native American style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1000

Medium & Support
mineral paint on earthenware

Dimensions
3 11/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 11/16 in (9.37 cm x 6.35 cm x 9.37 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev

Subject matter
Birds played an important ceremonial role in Ancient Puebloan cultures, and appear in designs on pottery as well as in three-dimensional effigy forms, such as this pot. 

Physical Description
This mug-sized vessel has a bulbous body, a narrower tall neck, and handle. It is beige with black painted geometric and striped design.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
vessel

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Pueblo (Native American style)
birds (motifs)
vessels
vessels (containers)

4 Related Resources

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(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Indigenous North America Arts
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Regions of the United States
(Part of: Teaching United States History through Art )

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