Arthur Tenorio Coriz, Hilda Tenorio Coriz
Arts of the Americas
Clay, pigment, leather
Inscribed on bottom: illegible
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Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg
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Arthur Tenorio Coriz (Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo), 1948-1998). Canteen, 1980s. Clay, pigment, leather, 5 x 8 in. (12.7 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg, 2013.64.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.64.8_view1.jpg)
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Polychrome pottery canteen with quail and plant design on the flat side centered inside a large flower. Hilda is the sister of Robert Tenorio, the noted potter from Santa Domingo) and she learned pottery from him. Initially Hilda and Arthur made the pots and Robert deocrated however within two years Arthur was doing all of the painting. They used natural clays, and the Rocky Mountain bee plant (wild sopinach) and honey to make their black color and thus achieve the soft glowing tones.
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