Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR
JAR
TitleJAR
Case Location0098
Cultural AffiliationHopi
CA details1st Mesa
Date of Manufactureca. 1820
DescriptionThe shape of this crudely made jar and the polychrome painted motifs are atypical of Hopi ceramics, even for the class of pottery that Wade and McChesney classify as "Eccentric." The general shape of the jar more closely resembles Tewa jars, though the punctuated and notched appliqué rim element is not a Tewa characteristic. There appears to be a spirit line encircling the neck below the appliqué. The "v" and inverted "v" motifs may represent aberrant cloud/rain and mountain motifs but this is little more than speculation. The inverted "v" also has some resemblance to the Zuni kokowan politan (Masked God's painting; the painting on the mask of the Kowo lanna katsina). This jar, probably from the Hopi village of Mishongnovi on Second Mesa, is technically inferior to Polacca ceramics.
DescriptorsJAR
Height20.5 cm
Diameter22.2 cm x 22.4 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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