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pot with Avanyu design
  • Rose Gonzales
    circa 1900–1989, active 1929–1989
    born: San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • pot with Avanyu design, 1930–1939
  • Where object was made: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0811
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Round pot with a carved design on the shoulder and very short neck. Glossy black, but the recessed area of the decoration is matte black. The raised design in the matte band is a stylized serpent, identified as Avanyu, with a curved tongue with an arrow at the end.