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Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0018   CAS 2012-0003-0018; Wedding vase
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Wedding vase
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 Eugene Bartlett (?)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small wedding vase with flat base, mid-level height shoulder and two slightly flaring round spouts joined by an arching stirrup handle; Jar is oval-shaped in cross-section; Exterior is scraped smooth and on either side of vessel a 2-story cliff dwelling or pueblo structure is sculpted in low relief; Exterior is coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s initials “EB” (possibly Eugene Bartlett, son of Lorena Bartlett) are incised on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Width = 6.5, Depth = 5.1