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Navajo Gray Ware Cooking Pot

Accession Number
1984/2.19

Title
Navajo Gray Ware Cooking Pot

Artist(s)
Diné (Navajo)

Artist Nationality
Navajo (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1940

Medium & Support
earthenware

Dimensions
5 15/16 in x 8 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in (15.08 cm x 22.07 cm x 19.05 cm)

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

Subject matter
The decorative rows of indentations are tell-tale signs that this pot comes from the Diné people—southern Athapaskan in origin. The simple cylindrical form is utilitarian, used for storage or cooking.  

Physical Description
A nearly cylindrical, dark gray and brown earthenware pot, with somewhat larger diameter at top than bottom and small, knob-like handles on either side near the top. Decorated wtih a line of small circular indentations around the upper portion, in line with the handles. Coarse linear imprints cover the entirety of the pot.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
pot

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Athapaskan (culture or style)
Native American
Navajo (culture or style)
modern and contemporary art
pots
pots (containers)
vessels

3 Related Resources

Indigenous North America Arts
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Cabinet T: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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