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Hohokam Artist

Jar, c. 900-1100
Earthenware and paint
8 7/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. (21.5 cm x 5 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2638
Gourd-shaped jar with oval hole cut into one side. Horizontal bands of red triangles on buff. Curved "stem." Sacaton red on Hohokam buffware.

clay, slip and paint

This vessel's unusual shape may have been derived from the gourd. THe first containers used in the Southwest are thought to have been hollowed out gourds before the development of pottery and basketry.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

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. 183.

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