Casas Grandes Vase


Collection

Priscella Murr Collection


Identifier

MU3481


Artist

Unknown


Description

A Casas Cerandes vase from Mata Ortiz Pottery in Mexico. Mata Ortiz pottery is a recreation of the pre Hispanic pottery found in and around the archeological site of Paquimé in the Mexican province of Chihuahua. The pots are made using the gray, yellow, orange, red and white clays from the area around Paquimé and are painted with paints from local clay or from crushed minerals such as manganese, also mined locally. This pot is painted with sweeping black lines and has filled in paint areas that surround wave-like shapes. The pot has a broken rim.


Medium

ceramic

Inscription

Sabina Udlalba H.

Width

7in

Height

8in

Length

7in

Where Made (Region)

Mata Ortiz

Where Made (Country)

Mexico

Related place

Mexico

Name of Donor

Priscilla Murr