Storage Jar

A work made of burnished blackware ceramic.

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  • A work made of burnished blackware ceramic.

Date:

c. 1900

Artist:

Sara Fina Tafoya (1863-1949)
Santa Clara Pueblo Blackware
Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

About this artwork

Toward the end of the 19th century, a strong artistic renewal took place among the Pueblos as the construction of the Santa Fe Railroad and increasing travel from the East Coast created additional markets. However, these new, locally developed pottery styles clearly stemmed from earlier traditions. In Santa Clara Pueblo around 1900, Sara Fina Tafoya initiated a style of handsome burnished blackware vessels with a hallmark “bearpaw” imprint, a classic form that continues today.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Artist

Sara Fina Tafoya

Title

Storage Jar

Origin

Santa Clara Pueblo

Date

1895–1905

Medium

Burnished blackware ceramic

Dimensions

68.6 × 61 cm (27 × 24 in.)

Credit Line

Edward Johnson, Mrs. Leonard S. Florsheim, Grant J. Pick Purchase, Henry Horner Straus Memorial, and African and Amerindian Curator's Discretionary funds

Reference Number

2007.211

Extended information about this artwork

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