Jar, c. 900-1100
Earthenware and paint
x 3 3/4 in. ( x 9.5 cm)
red clay, white slip and black paint
Site: Casa Grande, Arizona-Chihuahua, Mexico
Legends about twins are found universally; this "Janus-faced" pot may refer to one of them. In Western Pueblo mythology, the Beloved Twins, firstborn of the Sun Father and Earth Mother, embody good and evil (DiPeso, 1977, p. 37).
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 34 (illustrated/bw) fig. 61.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ways of Seeing/Exhibiting American Indian Art: The Pomona College Collection Montgomery Gallery , 1/19/1994 - 3/20/1994
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 34, Figure Number: 61
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