Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Jar, mid-late 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 5 3/8 in, dia.: 6 7/8 in (H: 13.7 cm, dia.: 17.5 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E6684


This ceramic jar has a round flat bottom, a bulbous body, and a protruding built-up coil neck with a round rim which is painted red and slightly flaring. The base of the neck is ringed with a black line above a serrated black band.The interior of the jar is painted white. The exterior is painted with geometric designs in black on a white background. The base is painted red and has a black fire cloud. Above the base there are two black lines with a single opening.