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  • Jose M. Martinez
    active: Mexico
  • jar, circa 2000
  • Where object was made: Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0268

Glossy black jar. Body has eight flat sides that are rounded near bottom. Nearly flat shoulder and short neck with a flared rim. Shoulder is decorated with two bands of stylized feathers in glossy black, one band of glossy black diamonds at top and two bands of small glossy black squares with matte "X's" at edge of shoulder.