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With more than two million objects in the Maxwell Museum collections, there a lot of stories to tell.  Learn some of them here.

Cuneiform tablet from the reign of Rim-Sin I of Larsa. 67.134.2

Cuneiform tablet from the reign of Rim-Sin I of Larsa. 67.134.2

Object Monday: Mesopotamian Cuneiform Tablet of Rim-Sin I

Posted on: Monday, November 9, 2020 - 9:45am

One of the hallmarks of the state – ancient or modern – is bureaucracy.  State administrators keep records of land, economic production, people, expenditures, and taxes. In ancient Mesopotamia, writing systems are believed to... read more

Picuris Pueblo Micaceous Bowl

Picuris Pueblo Micaceous Bowl

Object Monday: Picuris Pueblo Micaceous Bowl

Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 8:15am

This small ceramic bowl was created by Picuris Pueblo potter Anthony Durand in 1976. The bowl has a golden shine to it due to the mica found in clay deposits in Northern New Mexico... read more

A polychrome olla by mother and son potters Josephine and Randy Nahohai of Zuni Pueblo, ca. 1986.

A polychrome olla by mother and son potters Josephine and Randy Nahohai of Zuni Pueblo, ca. 1986.

Object Monday: Zuni Olla

Posted on: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

By: Lauren Fuka

Catalog #: 87.48.20Culture: A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo, Zuñi)Artist: Josephine Nahohai and Randy NahohaiOrigin: Zuni Pueblo, New MexicoDate: ca. 1986Collection: Ethnology

This polychrome jar was made by Zuni potter... read more

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