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Vessel in the Shape of a Horse

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES 1801-1900
DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 3 in. (17.1 x 12.4 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER X898.8
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, X898.8_transp3693.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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