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vase with Avanyu design
  • Betty Tafoya
    active: United States
    Lee Tafoya
    active: United States
  • vase with Avanyu design, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 7/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0262

Glossy black vase. Round body and relatively wide straight neck. Decorated band is carved into body. Matte black field with a raised image of a serpent with a jagged tongue with a triangle at the end, identified as Avanyu.