Earthenware and paint
x 6 11/16 in. ( x 17 cm)
North America, Native American, Arizona
Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Oval shaped scoop with one pointed end. Red on Hohokam buff ware. Santa Cruz phase. Interior divided into four triangular segments. Within each segment is a zoomorphic figure, possibly a bird, and two crosses. Plain buff exterior. Water bird motifs.
buff clay, buff slip and red paint
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 62 (illustrated/bw) fig. 170. "Haury, 1976, P.232, Fig 12.73."
Site: 10 miles Southwest of Phoenix, Arizona.
The Hohokam painted birds more often than any other creature. On the interior of this scoop, water bird motifs (probably cranes or herons) are combined with small geometric elements and nagative patterns producing a typically expressive Hohokam design. -from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
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