Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Olla)
JAR (Olla)
TitleJAR (Olla)
Case Location0072
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
Description
The top band of decoration is t'sipopa kyatsotanne (stripes with points) that represents timuci (thunder knife), a knife used by priests in many ceremonies. Between each pair is the alununanne (diamond) and neweyulinne (Newekwe Society face painting) motif. The diamond represents the sling used by boys to hunt birds.

The lower band of decoration combines hepakinne (sunflower) motifs with netsikânne (a crook, or drumstick, used in ceremonies) motifs and wotsanawe (water birds, perhaps ducks). 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. Sunflowers are often interpreted as sun symbols.
DescriptorsJAR
Height24.1 cm
Diameter32.2 cm x 32.5 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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