Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Bi-lobed)
JAR (Bi-lobed)
TitleJAR (Bi-lobed)
Case Location0050
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1750-1760
Description
This bi-lobed water bottle or jar resembles gourds that the Zuni grow to make containers. The opening of the vessel (now worn from use) appears to have had a netsikâ (a crook, or drumstick, used in ceremonies) and lapanawe (feathers) motif with a zigzag band of red and black cloud motifs under it and a spirit break under the clouds.

The lower half of the bottle has alternating red and black bands of connecting downward facing triangles that may represent bands of rain clouds or falling rain. A spirit break at the bottom completes the painted decoration.
DescriptorsJAR
Height28.0 cm
Diameter17 cm x 16.9 cm (max)
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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