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San Ildefonso red ware

Copyright (c) 1933, C. Swedzicki.

San Ildefonso — Circa 1600 to 1880, Diameter 13 inches, 33 cm.

Water jar of red ware with a combination of symbols usually reserved for pottery used in ceremonies to produce rain. The combination of lightning, clouds, rain and leaves is clearly represented. Two types of rain symbols are used; those within the clouds denote rain drops falling nearby, while the inverted triangles show heavy rain falling far off.

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