Black Ceramic Basket by Pueblo Potter Josefita Martinez

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Small ceramic vessel with basket like top handle 
by Josefina Martinez (1937-2008)
of Santo Domingo Pueblo (aka Kewa), New Mexico 

Hand built from native (noncommercial) clay
Slip decorated over glossy burnished black surface 
Fired outdoors in a reduced oxygen environment 

Height: 3 in (8 cm)
Width (at widest): 3.25 in (8.5 cm)

Signed JM SDP

General surface wear constant with age
Area of slip loss near handle as shown