Jun 23, 2004




María Martinez

(American, c. 1887-1980)


Overall: 7.1 x 9.6 cm (2 13/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Gift of Frances and David Dickenson in memory of Sarah Dickenson and Jeffrey Cudlip 2003.350


María Martinez's signature black-on-black pottery is informed by the tradition of creating black pottery by ancient Pueblo people, a practice that was discovered during 20th-century archaeological excavations. This small vessel's glossy black finish and lack of decoration highlights its minimalist form.

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