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Hohokam Artist

Jar, c. 700-900
Earthenware and paint
x 1 9/16 in. ( x 4 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2613
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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