Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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CANTEEN
CANTEEN
TitleCANTEEN
Case Location0063
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
DescriptionThis bi-lobed, horizontal canteen or bottle has a hepakinne (sunflower or large flower) motif at each end and two na?lan (deer), one on each side of the body between the two lobes. The Zuni usually combine the deer, a revered hunting symbol, and the sunflower motif on the same vessel, especially on water jars and other ceramic water vessels. Deer are almost always depicted with the "heart line" from the mouth to the center of the body. Sunflowers are often interpreted as sun symbols.
DescriptorsCanteen
Length26.7 cm
Height15.1 cm (max)
Width15.5 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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