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slightly concave polychrome water jar

Laguna -- Polychrome Water Jar
Circa 1880, H. 24 cm., Museum of New Mexico

Santa Fe, N.M., cat. no. 18704/12

The slightly concave underbody profile, the stroke-marked slip, the relatively heavy weight, the connected hearts motif , and the slightly sloppy execution of the decoration distinguish this very typical Laguna Polychrome water jar from contemporary Acoma Polychrome jars. Two colors appear in the decoration, an occurrence possibly more common at Laguna than at Acoma.

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