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Water Jar

Sandra Victorina

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
DATES late 20th century
DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (17.1 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed: "Sandra Victorino/Acoma, NM"
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.64.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Sandra Victorina (Haak’u (Acoma Pueblo), born 1956). Water Jar, late 20th century. Clay, pigment, 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (17.1 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg, 2013.64.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.64.2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2013.64.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Water jar with all over painted white and black half snowflake forms in fine geometric designs.Victorina is related to Dorothy Torivo, (her Aunt) the most well-known potter in Acoma. Sandra specializes in designs with step like designs, checkerboards, snowflake or half snowflake and other very fine lines as seen in this example. She has won numerous awards: Santa Fe Indian Market 1st place, 1996; second place 1991; NM State fair 1994 first place, Eight Northern Pueblo Fair 1st place, 1996. Her pots are made in the customary manner, gathering her own clay, local plants, crushed rock and water for paints, stone polishing, and open pit firing. She does not totally mark her designs prior to painting but sometimes blocks out squares of design elements. Her use of only black and white indicates this pot is one possibly in the earlier part of her artistry. Today she often adds a russet color within her designs.
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Sandra Victorina (Haak’u (Acoma Pueblo), born 1956). <em>Water Jar</em>, late 20th century. Clay, pigment, 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (17.1 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg, 2013.64.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.64.2.jpg)