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Hopi Small Jar with Long Neck

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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4” height x 5-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C3926N
  • Price: $540.00

At first glance, this jar appears to be only brown pigment on yellow clay, but on closer examination, there is a minimum amount of red in the design and red around the top of the rim, therefore, it is a polychrome jar. The jar has a short body with an exaggerated width, then rises with a long vertical neck. 

 

The potter chose a narrow and elongated design for the short body and a step design, perhaps representing the Hopi Mesas, for the long neck. One wonders whether she made the jar with this design in mind or whether she made the jar and then decided on an appropriate design.  In either case, she expertly chose the correct designs for the vessel shape.

 

Condition: in very good condition with some abrasions to the painted design.

Provenance: from a private collection

Recommended Reading: Contemporary Hopi Pottery by Laura Graves Allen

Alternate view of side panel design.

  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 4” height x 5-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C3926N
  • Price: $540.00

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