Pot with Incised Decoration

  • 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

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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.

Title
Pot with Incised Decoration
Artist
Date
1990
On View
Dimensions
13 3/8 x 15 in. (34.0 x 38.1 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
fired and incised clay with piñon pitch
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1997.124.185
Palette
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