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jar with Avanyu design
  • Legoria Tafoya
    1911–1984, active 1930–1984
    active: United States
  • jar with Avanyu design, 1970s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4268

The glossy black jar has a wide decorative band on the body and a recessed band around the heavily stylized serpent figure, identified as Avanyu, with a jagged arrow in his mouth. It has a short, straight neck.