plate with black on black feather design
plate with black on black feather design
plate with black on black feather design
plate with black on black feather design
plate with black on black feather design

Image Resources | Currently on View in Michael and Patricia McCrory & Richard and Rebecca Feldman Gallery (K214)

plate with black on black feather design

Maria Martinez (Native American, 1887-1980)


For over two thousand years until the present day, peoples of the American Southwest and neighboring Mexico have shared a long tradition of pottery making.

The term "earthenware" refers to a type of porous, easily broken ceramic, which is made from clay, baked at low temperatures.

The shining surface of this plate was achieved by rubbing the slightly moist clay with a smooth object before firing; the matte surface of the feathers is the result of an application of slip.

Maria Martinez was the first internationally recognized American Indian ceramicist.

Collection of Clarence Otis Hamilton [1914-1981] of Columbus, IN; bequest to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1982

Object Information

artist
Maria Martinez (Native American, 1887-1980)
creation date
1950-1970
materials
slipped earthenware
dimensions
2-3/8 x 11-3/8 x 11-3/8 in.
accession number
82.88
credit line
Bequest of Clarence O. Hamilton
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
Native Arts of the Americas
colors