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Navajo Gray Ware Cooking Pot

Diné (Navajo)

Artwork Details

Navajo Gray Ware Cooking Pot
circa 1940
Diné (Navajo)
5 15/16 in x 8 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in (15.08 cm x 22.07 cm x 19.05 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev

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Subject Matter:

The decorative rows of indentations are tell-tale signs that this pot comes from the Diné people—southern Athapaskan in origin. The simple cylindrical form is utilitarian, used for storage or cooking.  

Physical Description:

A nearly cylindrical, dark gray and brown earthenware pot, with somewhat larger diameter at top than bottom and small, knob-like handles on either side near the top. Decorated wtih a line of small circular indentations around the upper portion, in line with the handles. Coarse linear imprints cover the entirety of the pot.

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