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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I purchased this piece in the same lot with the Cochiti piece that was recently identified by Canyon Road. Could this be another Cochiti? Similar art work inside the small bowl. However, the pottery is brown with red rim on the bottom. W 4.25 ", H 1.33"....

    CRoad, I learn something new with each posting. Thanks again for you taking the time to write excellent historical descriptions.

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    1. CanyonRoad, 4 years ago
      I think this one is from Tesuque, based on that triangular design.

      At least two jars are illustrated in Francis H. Harlow's "Matte-Paint Pottery of the Tewa, Keres and Zuni Pueblos" with that particular pattern. Plate 13-a on page 190 is nearly identical, and identified as "Tesuque Polychrome, 1880-1900." On page 196 (plate 14-e) a large bowl with the same triangle pattern repeated in a band around the bottom, is shown and identified as "Tesuque Polychrome, 1850-1890" showing that it was associated with Tesuque for quite awhile. The dark red band and color of the bottom is also consistent with Tesuque pottery, although the band was found on both early Cochiti and Santo Domingo pots as well. I believe it is more an indication of the time period, than of the particular pueblo.

      I'd think yours dates closer to the 1900 time period, since the design is so similar, even to having those little "leaves on a branch" (my terminology) extension, which the earlier pot didn't have.

      If it is Tesuque, the "ca. 1930" on the bottom is incorrect. Virtually no traditional pottery was made after 1910 at Tesuque. First they switched to making souvenir rain gods, and then in the 1930s to making poster paint decorated items.

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