Jar

1914

Object

Artist

Mrs. Ramos Aguilar, Kewa (Santo Domingo)
Work Locations: Kewa pueblo (Santo Domingo pueblo)
Active Dates: about 1890s to 1915

Culture

Country

Object Info

Object: jar
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1941.349

Medium/Technique

Clay

Credit

Native Arts acquisition fund

More Info

Dimensions

height: 9 7/8 in, 25.0825 cm; diameter: 10 in, 25.4000 cm

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Native Arts-American Indian Art

Known Provenance

Mrs. Ramos Aguilar [d. 1915], made in 1914 or 1915; Julius Seligman. Bernalillo Mercantile Co., of Bernalillo, NM, before 1941; Denver Art Museum, 1941.

Caption

Mrs. Ramos Aguilar (Kewa (Santo Domingo)), Jar, 1914. Clay; 9⅞ x 10 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition fund, 1941.349

Extended Info

In 1910, in an effort to revive the art of pottery at Santo Domingo Pueblo, a group of three women artists from the Aguilar family developed a new style unique to their family. Instead of large areas of open white designs, the Aguilar sisters almost completely obliterated the white with bold black and red colors.