Jar

Jar

1880s
Culture
Hopi
Country
United States
jar
Clay and paint
Purchase from Fred Harvey
1941.302

Hopi artist, Jar, 1880s. Clay and paint; 4⅜ x 6½ in. Denver Art Museum: Purchase from Fred Harvey, 1941.302

Dimensions
height: 4 3/8 in, 11.1125 cm; diameter: 6 1/2 in, 16.51 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America

In the late 1880s when Nampeyo began making pottery, Hopi design traditions had largely been lost. The dominant style of pottery, now identified as "Polacca Polychrome," was based upon Zuni pottery-making methods and aesthetics. As seen in this example, Zuni-influenced pottery can be distinguished by a crackled white slip. Designs based on geometric and arabesque motifs are quite common. 

Known Provenance
Purchased 1929 from Fred Harvey by the Denver Art Museum