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jar with three frogs
  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • jar with three frogs, 1900–1940
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 31.5 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 12 3/8 x 11 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet F2
  • 2007.6792
Label Text

The short jar has a wide and short neck. It has a white field. There are three raised frogs on the shoulder that each have a large red-brown spot on the back and small dark brown spots on the remainder of the body. There is a large dragonfly with squared red-brown wings and rounded dark brown wings between the frogs. The neck is decorated with four iterations of a design with a dark brown spiral, a row of three dark brown triangles to the facing left, a red-brown triangle above, and a dark brown triangle to the facing right.