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Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0019   CAS 2012-0003-0019; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona, New Mexico
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Samuel Manymules (?)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Medium-sized round bowl with flat base, rounded sides that flare outward to a pronounced, mid-level height shoulder, then gradually slope inward toward the rim and wide, round mouth; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth and exterior is carefully sanded; Exterior is heavily mottled with numerous fireclouds; Interior and exterior are coated with piñon pine pitch, with heavy residue of pitch left in interior base; Jar is unsigned.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Rim Diam = 7.5, Max Diam = 13.6