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Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0013   CAS 2012-0003-0013; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Alice Williams Cling (b. 1946)
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base, rounded undersides that flare outward to a low shoulder, then taper inward as they rise steeply to the rim; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth and exterior is especially sanded smooth; Jar is completely undecorated; Interior and exterior are coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s signature “Alice” is lightly incised in script on base. Alice Williams Cling is the daughter of Rose Williams and the former sister-in-law of Lorraine Williams, both of whose works are represented in the CAS pottery collection.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.3, Rim Diam = 5.5, Max Diam = 8.1