Jimmy Wilson, Pot with Incised Decoration, 1990, fired and incised clay with piñon pitch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1997.124.185
Jimmy Wilson decorates his pottery with horizontal bands of incised pattern. The geometric spirals and pyramids in this piece probably came from Navajo basketry and weaving. Wilson uses handmade colored slips to decorate his pottery, which fire to a mottled orange-brown finish.
Pot with Incised Decoration
13 3/8 x 15 in. (34.0 x 38.1 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
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- fired and incised clay with piñon pitch
- Abstract – geometric
- Object – other – vase
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