1971-05 Jemez Poster Paint Ash Tray

Object ID:
1971-05

Artist:
Unknown

Culture:
Jemez

Dimensions:
2.875" h X 3.250" w

Jemez, unfired, poster paint “thunder bird” ashtray. “From Jemez Pueblo, $2.50” rubber-stamped on the bottom.

Purchased at a Grand Canyon gift shop in August 1971. The best example of art-for-tourist-taste available on that particular table full of such ashtrays. For another example of a poster paint Jemez pot, see 1999-12. A Jemez (or Tesuque?) “rain god” with this same kitschy spirit is also part of the collection, 2003-12.

Purchase History:
Purchased at a Grand Canyon gift shop in August, 1971. It was the best example of art-for-tourist-taste available on that particular table full of such ashtrays.