Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th-early 20th century
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Rectangular flat tile in the Polacca Polychrome style. It is covered with white slip and painted designs including a three-part cloud flanked by split feather motifs at the top, and three black-tipped feathers flanked by two very abstract dragonflies with a cloud in the middle flanked by two flowers at the bottom. The design is a bit of a mish-mash of elements, very like Sikyatki Polychrome from the 1500s. The tile has a black border, and was made in a mold. There are suspension holes at top and bottom. Identical to X1047.15.
Hopi Pueblo. Tile, late 19th-early 20th century. Clay, slip, 6 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. (15.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1047.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X1047.18_back01.jpg)
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