Madeline Naranjo (Kah’p’oo Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo), born 1915). <em>Blackware Wedding Vase</em>, 1970s. Clay, pigment, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan and Sanford Krotenberg, 2013.64.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.64.1_view1.jpg)

Blackware Wedding Vase

Artist:Madeline Naranjo

Medium: Clay, pigment

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Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.6 x 16.5 cm)


Accession Number: 2013.64.1

Image: CUR.2013.64.1_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Classic wedding vase with incised water serpent (Avanyu) designs. Madeline Naranjo started potting in the 1930s. This work is made from red clay in the traditional hand coiled manner then stone polishedand carved before open firing it. Pots would remain red in the final color except she smothers the fire at the height of firing process to achieve black.

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