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
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.
Pot with Ear of Corn Appliqué
- ca. 1984
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12 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (32.7 x 29.2 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Mrs. Gibson Fahnestock
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- fired clay with piñon pitch
- Object – vegetable – corn
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