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

Pot

1920–1925

Earthenware

5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mautz, J.D. 1940, in memory of Mrs. Frederick Guthery
1986.67.1
Geography: 
Made in San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Native American, Tewa
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

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)

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 90.

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.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.