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vase with feather design
  • Pablita Tafoya Chavarria
    1914–1979, active 1930–1979
    active: United States
  • vase with feather design, late 1800s–1988
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 11/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4381

The cylindrical vase flares slightly as it gets taller. It is glossy black with matte stylized feathers carved into the clay. There is a single groove near the bottom and two grooves near the top. The opening is slightly constricted.