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Jar, c. 1250-1450
Earthenware
9 1/16 in. x 3 3/8 in. (23 cm x 8.5 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Arizona
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2732
Ellipsoidal jar with strongly marked mold impression. Tall cylindrical neck with slightly flared rim. Salt red ware. Gila Series. Civano phase.

Commentary
The bases of vessels were often formed with molds. The impression left by a mold can then be incorporated into the design of the pot, as in this example.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 27 (illustrated/bw) fig. 41.

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