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storage jar of the Nambe variety

Nambe -- Polychrome Storage Jar
Circa 1780, H. 42 cm., Coll. Francis Harlow

This storage jar bears the dark, soft, and easily eroded slip of the Nambe variety. Notice the unusual occurrence of two narrow upper bands of decoration (a single band was usual), and the dark red band below the decoration. A holdover of the feather symbols of early eighteenth-century pottery can be seen here, each feather pair nestled in a "pod," which later becomes a common feature of Tesuque design.

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The above image and description originally appeared in Historic Pottery of the Pueblo Indians, 1600 - 1880

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