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seed pot with butterflies
  • Joe Baca
    born 1940, active 1986–present
    active: United States
  • seed pot with butterflies, 1998
  • Where object was made: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, sgraffito, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0204

Very small ceramic pot in red clay. The pot is wider at the bottom and tapers to a point at the top, where there is a small hole. The exterior is burnished and then the design is scratched into the surface. Around the sides of the pot there are butterflies in different sizes and on one side there is a triangular scratched area that leads up to the opening, which has a tiny ladder coming out of it. dark firing cloud on the bottom.