Pot with Ear of Corn Appliqué

  • Penny Emerson, Pot with Ear of Corn Appliqué, ca. 1984, fired clay with piñon pitch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock, 1997.124.153

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Navajo artist Penny Emerson used the traditional Native American symbol of an ear of corn to decorate this large jar. Corn is a staple of the diet in the American Southwest, and Navajos regard it as the beginning of all life. Potters also use corncobs to polish the clay after it is fired.

Title
Pot with Ear of Corn Appliqué
Artist
Date
ca. 1984
On View
Dimensions
12 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (32.7 x 29.2 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock

Mediums
Mediums Description
fired clay with piñon pitch
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – vegetable – corn
Object Number
1997.124.153
Palette
Linked Open Data
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