Hopi Pueblo Tall and Slim Black-on-red Cylinder Jar [SOLD]


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It is generally accepted that prehistoric cylindrical jars existed at some New Mexico pueblo sites and that they were used as drinking containers for chocolate! There is no such history associated with the potters at Hopi.  It has been speculated that cylindrical jars were made by request of Thomas V. Keam as a suitable item for the tourist trade.  If this is true, then they were probably made as early as the 1880s.

The age of this one is not known but it probably predates the mid-20th century.  This is an assumption since it does not reflect the name of the potter.

Condition: this Hopi Tall and Slim Black-on-red Cylinder Jar is in excellent condition

Provenance: from the collection of a local gentleman

Recommended Reading: Historic Hopi Ceramics: The Thomas V. Keam Collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University


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