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Ceramic polychrome jar with hand-painted geometric design / Maria Martinez

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Olla (jar) -- Tunyo Polychrome olla with hand-painted geometric design; signed “Maria/Popovi” and dated 7/8/59; Maria Montoya Martinez (1888-1980) and her husband (Julian, 1885-1943) developed the technique of finishing black on black pottery. Earlier, they were accomplished in the production of Tunyo Polychrome vessels. Maria is credited with shaping the vessels and Julian painted the red and black designs on the buff-colored background. Popovi Da (died in 1971) produced vessels with Maria after Julian’s death.

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Title(s): 
Ceramic polychrome jar with hand-painted geometric design
Creator(s): 
Maria Martinez (Artist);
Popovi Da (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; San Ildefonso
Date: 
1959
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
New Mexico
Materials/Techniques: 
clay
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.7900
Department: 
On bottom slightly recessed and glossier than surrounding red slipped surface: "Maria (underscored) Popovi" also incised through red slip to reveal light clay body: "7/8/59".
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