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Hohokam Artist



Double Spout Jar, c. 900-1100
Earthenware and paint
5 1/4 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 6 7/8 in. (13.3 cm x 5 cm x 17.5 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.

Materials
clay, slip and paint

Bibliography
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.

Provenance
Site: 10 miles SW of Phoenix, Arizona.

Dimensions
4.5 cm and 5.5 cm diameter mouths.

Commentary
Vessels with double spouts, a Mesoamerican nfluence, occur occasionally in Hohokam ceramics. The nagative design of this double-spouted jar represents a horned toad, a motif used throughout the history of Hohokam painting.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

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