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Florence Aragon was one of the great traditional Acoma potters. This small water jar is a very detailed version of the classic Acoma rain and sun design jar. It is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slip. The shape is a classic water jar or “olla”. The high shoulder and sloping short neck are part of this form. The jar has tightly painted rain and sun designs. It is amazing detail for the size of the piece. It’s great to see this iconic design in a smaller size! The bottom of the jar is indented in the traditional manner when the pots were made to be worn on the head to carry water! The jar is signed on the bottom, “F. Aragon”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.