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Face Jug

Decorative Arts and Design

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)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Incised on bottom in script: "Lanier Meaders"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
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
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Lanier Meaders. Face Jug, 1974. Stoneware, quartz rock, 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (24.4 x 19.4 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., 76.62. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.62_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 76.62_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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