Earthenware and paint
x 1 9/16 in. ( x 4 cm)
North America, Native American, Arizona
Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Jar with a squat, spherical body, a constricted neck, and a flared rim. Six rows of small red crosses in a staggered line pattern on the body. Short diagonal lines on the rim. R/Buff; Hohokam buffware. Santa Cruz phase.
clay, slip and paint
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 32 (illustrated/bw) fig. 48. Haury 1976, P. 243, fig. 12.95e and p. 244, fig 12.97.
Site: Laveen, Sec. 34, Arizona
Designs resembling flocks of birds in lfight are often found in Hohokam ceramics, as in this example. Images of birds are thematic elements in the art of the Pre-Columbian and Historic Southwest. -from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976
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