Socorro black-on-white storage jar

This Ancestral Puebloan jar was made to store good during a time of drought.

Ancestral Pueblo, Socorro black-on-white storage jar, c. 1050–1100, clay and pigment, made in New Mexico, United States, 38.1 x 43.2 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). Speaker: Brian Vallo, Director, Indian Arts Research Center School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cite this page as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Socorro black-on-white storage jar," in Smarthistory, March 8, 2021, accessed May 20, 2024,