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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Pot, mid-late 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 5 in, dia.: 6 1/2 in (H: 12.7 cm, dia.: 16.5 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E6681


This is a ceramic pot with a round flat base and a bulbous body with a short, slightly flaring neck. The bottom, the rim and the interior of the neck are painted red. The exterior of the pot is ornamented beginning at the bottom with a band of seven chevron designs in black and brown. Above this there is a narrower band of five stylized birds in black and red. A single black line followed by a black scallop design facing upward circle the neck.