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Hohokam Artist

Miniature Jar, c. 700-900
Earthenware and paint
x 2 3/8 in. ( x 6 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2662
Jar with a low shoulder and a flattened base. Two horizontal bands of circles with red centers, and scallop edging on the base. Red on 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, fig. 45.
Haury 1976, P. 214, fig. 12.37p.

Hohokam potters were more expressionistic and freely interpretive in style than the Anasazi, even when using geometric motifs as in this jar.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

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