Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Olla)
JAR (Olla)
TitleJAR (Olla)
Case Location0026
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
DescriptionThe top band of decoration is t'sipopa kyatsotanne (stripes with points) that represents timuci (thunder knife), a knife used by priests in many ceremonies. Beneath this are two bands of netsikânne (a crook, or drumstick, used in ceremonies) motifs between which a band of wotsanawe (water birds, perhaps ducks) encircles the jar. The Zuni say that they like to paint water birds on water jars in the hope that the birds' presence will ensure the water jars will never be empty. The two large vertical motifs are the nanna elaye (grandfather standing) design that represents a prayer for long life. With the exception of this last element, this jar is almost identical in concept to artifact number 71; 71 has hepakinne (sunflower) motifs where this jar has the nanna elaye (grandfather standing) design.
DescriptorsJAR
Height24.5 cm
Diameter32.8 cm x 33.2 cm
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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