Vessel in the Shape of a Horse
Arts of the Americas
6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 in. (17.1 x 12.4 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
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Haak’u (Acoma Pueblo) (Native American). Vessel in the Shape of a Horse, 1801-1900. Clay, slip, 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 in. (17.1 x 12.4 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X898.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X898.8_transp3693.jpg)
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Clay vessel in the shape of fat horse. The opening of the vessel is located in the middle of the horse's mane. The horse is cream colored slip decorated with red dots also of slip, about 1/2 inches in diameter. The legs, tail, and part of the mane are also red. The eyes and nose are modeled from clay and emphasized by a brown circle around the eyes and a stripe around the nose. The vessel has red initials "AD" on the proper right side which possibly is a signature or a form of ownership brand. Pencil writing on one side reads "Acoma JVL" and a label on the side reads "__oma Pottery. J.__".
Condition: Two front legs have been broken and repaired. Head has also been broken off and repaired. There are blind cracks extending out from head break into the body of the horse on right and left sides. Ears are broken off and missing. Tail and proper right ear are chipped.
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