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Face Jug

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Stoneware, quartz rock
DATES 1974
DIMENSIONS 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (24.4 x 19.4 x 17.1 cm) Diameter of base: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
MARKINGS Incised on bottom in script: "Lanier Meaders"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ash-glazed stoneware jug with quartz rock accents. Circular base, rounded body, sloping shoulders, neck, and opening. Dark olive brown loop handle attached at base of neck and at shoulder line. Body is thrown and turned on a potter's wheel. Face is modeled by hand. Eyes, nose, mouth, ears and eyebrows stand out in relief. Face is contorted with sunken cheeks. Eyeballs are unglazed white ceramic, pupils are painted black, and teeth are quartz rock pebbles. CONDITION: Excellent
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