Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Jar, mid-late 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 5 3/4 in, dia.: 7 5/8 in (H: 14.6 cm, dia.: 19.4 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E6676


This is a ceramic jar with a bulbous body, a short neck and a flat, uneven rim. The base, which extends a short ways up the side of the pot, and the rim, are painted red. Two painted black bands around the neck and just above the lower red section form a border for decorative floral designs in red and black paint on a white background.The interior is painted light white. There are a few hard accretions across the surface.