This three-color Cochiti polychrome storage jar features white slip with black and red painted decoration. The oval-like shape of this grandiose storage jar opens with a small and chipped rim. Below the red rim are two framing lines that can also be found on the shoulder and base of the jar. The surface decoration contains a variety of motifs illustrated in black. Some designs include wavering lines, multiple leaf-like formations, and patterns of triangles.
The Pueblo of Cochiti, better known as Ko-Tyit, is an aboriginal homeland located in north central New Mexico. As a traditional nation, the Pueblo people maintain their way of life and continue to preserve their identity through the practice of their beliefs, cultivation of land, and inventive artistic expressions such as pottery.
Larry Frank Collection, Arroyo Hondo, NM;
[Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];
Santa Fe. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery (July 30, 2022-May 29, 2023); New York. Vilcek Foundation and Metropolitan Museum of Art (July 13, 2023-June 2, 2024); Houston. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (October 27, 2024-January 19, 2025); St. Louis. St. Louis Art Museum (March 9-June 1, 2025).