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water jar concentric bands

Copyright (c) 1933, C. Swedzicki.


San Ildefonso -- Circa 1600 - 1880, Diameter 9 inches, 23 cm.

Water jar. The symbolism has been subordinated to a decorative arrangement of concentric bands. Rain drops on the rim, the checkered arrangement of fileds on the neck, and conventionalized plant forms on the body, are related symbols of fertility.

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