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Large black ceramic bowl / Maria Martinez

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Large Black Bowl signed “Maria and Santana” -- undecorated; Maria Montoya Martinez (1888-1980) and her husband (Julian, 1885-1943) developed the technique of finishing black on black pottery. Santana is Maria’s daughter-in-law.

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Title(s): 
Large black ceramic bowl
Creator(s): 
Maria Martinez (Artist);
Santana Martinez (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; San Ildefonso
Date: 
20th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
New Mexico
Materials/Techniques: 
ceramic
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.4284
Department: 
On bottom slightly recessed and glossier than surrounding surface: "Marie + Santana".
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