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Plate with Feather Motif

A work made of ceramic and pigment.

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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.

Date:

1943/56

Artist:

Maria Montoya Martinez
San Ildefonso, 1886–1980
Santana Roybal Martinez
San Ildefonso, 1909–2002
San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

About this artwork

San Ildefonso pottery Maria Martinez accommodated the tastes of the wealthy collectors and tourists in new productions based on traditional methods and forms, but also contemporary in appearance. Her distinctive black pots, which resulted from experiments with firigin and glazes, attracted many collectors, and soon she and her husband, Julian, produced the famous black-on-black ware almost exclusively.
— Revised from J. Barter, Window on the West (2003), pg. 129

Status

On View, Gallery 136

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artists

Maria Martinez , Santana Martinez

Cultures

Pueblo , San Ildefonso Pueblo

Title

Plate with Feather Motif

Places

United States (Object made in), San Ildefonso Pueblo (Object made in), New Mexico (Object made in)

Date

1943-1956

Medium

Ceramic and pigment

Inscriptions

Signed at bottom: Marie + Santana

Dimensions

5.1 × 38.1 cm (2 × 15 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward H. Weiss

Reference Number

1979.1433

Extended information about this artwork

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