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Hohokam Artist

Double Spout Jar, 900-1100
Earthenware and paint
5 1/4 x 6 15/16 x 4 11/16 in. (13.34 x 17.62 x 11.91 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2590
Ovoid jar with double spouts connected by a buff bridge handle. Red on buff. Two horizontal geometric horned toads on the red body. Sacaton phase.

Buff clay and slip, and red paint

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 63-64 (illustrated/bw 63) fig. 182.
Photographed by Ralph Marshall, Graduate Student Cal State L.A. April 4, 1977, for his Thesis.
Haury, 1976, P.238, Fig 12.86.

Site: 10 miles SW of Phoenix, Arizona.

A piece of white cloth tape is affixed to the underside. Handwritten in graphite or faded black ink, it reads, "10 miles / South West - / Phoenix".

Sacaton red-on-buff style. Vessels with double spouts, a Mesoamerican influence, occur occasionally in Hohokam ceramics. The negative design of this double-spouted jar represents a horned toad, a motif used throughout the history of Hohokam painting.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 6 15/16 x 4 11/16 in. (13.34 x 17.62 x 11.91 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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