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small "melon" jar
  • Alvina Yepa
    born 1954, active circa 1982–present
    active: United States
  • small "melon" jar, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann P. Schlager
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4565

The small jar has a globular body and straight neck. The top of the neck is cut at an angle. The body is decorated with parallel grooves that travel from the neck to the base, but change direction at the edge.