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Hopi Pueblo Tall and Slim Black-on-red Cylinder Jar - C3974B

Category: Pottery | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Wed, Sep 6th 2017, 1:54pm

Historic Hopi Pueblo Pottery - C3974BIt 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, an assumption made because it does not reflect the name of the potter.


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