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Hohokam Artist

Jar, c. 900-1100
Earthenware and paint
4 3/4 in. x 3 1/8 in. (12 cm x 8 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2659
Jar with a flat base and slightly cylindrical sides. Row of tall, joined anthropomorphic figures in red on buff. Small red triangles around rim. Red on buff ware. Sacaton 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), 63, fig. 177.
Haury 1976, P. 238, fig. 12.84.

Representations of the human figure are found on Hohokam ceramics during the period 500-1100;they are usually shown holding hands or dancing indicating the presence and perhaps even the popularity of circle or group dancing among the Hohokam.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

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