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Polished Pot
Pottery Making Series [ 7 0f 9]
Santa Clara Pueblo
By Legoria Tafoya
c 1940
While the slip is still wet, the potter rubs a polishing stone, a silky-smooth pebble, all over the pot’s surface, burnishing it to a high shine. The gleaming finish is just slip and burnish. No glaze is used.
Ceramic. H 11.5, D 17.2 cm [H 4 ½, D 6 inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 694