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Culture Ancestral Pueblo
Title Pitcher
Date 900–1150
Medium Clay and slip
Dimensions Object: 6 3/4 × 3 5/8 in. (17.1 × 9.2 cm)
Overall: 6 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (17.1 x 9.2 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 63.109

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From the historical record it seems that knowledge of making pottery came to the Ancestral Pueblo peoples from Mexico. The earliest Ancestral Pueblo pottery is dated between 600 and 800 CE.

Much like Pueblo pottery today, Ancestral Pueblo pottery varies by region and by the preferences and style of the individual creator. The black on white style that is seen here was very popular and widespread.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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"Pitcher | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.