She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). <em>Water Jar</em>, 1825-1850. Clay, pigment, 12 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (31.5 x 33.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4723. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4723_edited_SL1.jpg)

Water Jar

Artist:She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo)

Medium: Clay, pigment


Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (31.5 x 33.5 cm)



Accession Number: 03.325.4723

Image: 03.325.4723_edited_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Jar, black on white exterior. This oversize water jar has a butterfly design, a symbol often associated with water, set within a large, continuous stepped figure on the body. The neck design consists of a continuous stepped band with curled figures attached. In use it would have a piece of hide stretched and tied across the top, thus accounting for the rough edges on the jar. Red writing on base reads "03.325.4723" and "03.132," partial number is written in black on the side. Condition: Small hole in base, worn rim

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