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Overall: 34.4 cm (13 9/16 in.); Outer diameter: 29.4 cm (11 9/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1997.187
This storage vessel is distinguished by its robust, subtly proportioned form and its body color. The purplish-brown surface "skin" is enlivened by a series of smoky black swirling marks that occurred during the firing in the wood kiln. This shape began as a series of clay coils that were pinched and then paddled; however, it spent more time on a potter's wheel to thin and finish its outer surface. The lid received similar, understated attention to detailing and finish.
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