Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Olla)
JAR (Olla)
TitleJAR (Olla)
Case Location0100
Cultural AffiliationHopi
CA details1st Mesa
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionThe shape of this Hopi jar, the polychrome painting, and the use of a probable spirit line on the neck all suggest Zuni influence, as does what appear to be upper and lower bands of modified netsikâ (crooks, or Zuni ceremonial drumsticks). However, the main painted motifs on the body of the jar mark this as another Mishongnovi "Eccentric." The band of polychrome, interlocking arc and circular motifs filled with abstract squiggles may be unique in Hopi ceramics. One might interpret them as some sort of cloud motif, but this is speculation without any strong empirical basis.
DescriptorsJAR
Height14.3 cm
Diameter19.5 cm x 19.7 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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