Origin: Laguna / Acoma Pueblo
Date: Circa 1890
Dimensions: 9.75″ tall, 11″ widest diameter
Description: This war jar looks to me like it is from Laguna, but Acoma is also a possible maker. The simply stated repeated elements within bands, especially the tilted rectangles, speaks Laguna to me. The design is pleasing in its regularity. The red paint varies from a rust red to a brown red. The circulating form at the top is repeated just under the widest aspect, but this large repeated element has an additional “sprig” coming out of the apex.
Condition: Very good condition with some loss of paint. Visible cracks have been stabilized and blended into the body. They are more visible at the top and inside. There is a wonderful ring to the jar when flicked.