Pot Maker: Maria Martinez (P'ohwhóge Owingeh (San Ildefonso Pueblo), 1887–1980)


American Decorative Arts

Not on view




5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mautz, J.D. 1940, in memory of Mrs. Frederick Guthery

Accession Number



20th century


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Purchased in Taos, New Mexico, by Mrs. Frederick Guthery, about 1930 [see note 1]; by descent to her daughter Esther G. Mautz and her son-in-law Robert Barbeau Mautz (1915–1996), Gainesville, Florida; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1986

Note 1: Mrs. Frederick Guthery spent winters in California, away from her native state, Ohio; she probably stopped in New Mexico in her travels across the country where she acquired Pot, as well as Pair of Candlesticks (YUAG acc.no. 1986.67.2.1-2) (letter from Patricia Kane to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mautz, November 25, 1986, curatorial object file)

  • Katherine Nova McCleary, Leah Tamar Shrestinian, and Joseph Zordan, Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2019), 151, no. 63, ill.
  • "Acquisitions 1985–1987," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 90.

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Object/Work type



Women makers


"Marie" incised on underside

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