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pot with dragonfly design
  • Joe Baca
    born 1940, active 1986–present
    active: United States
  • pot with dragonfly design, circa 1997
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, incising, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0272

Small cylindrical pot that tapers at bottom, so it looks like a vertical oval. Glossy black. Matte dragonfly on one side. Band of circles at rim. Leaf-like designs extend below the circles on either side of the dragonfly, getting longer and larger as they get farther from the dragonfly, so there is one very large leaf design opposite the dragonfly.