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Seed Jar

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Flat shouldered seed jar with red slip encircling lip, which has numerous minor nicks and one 1/2" chip. Symbols of earth's fertility are encircled on shoulder. Two sets of four vertically stacked black rectangles with parallel lines extending from tops and bases of rectangles symbolize rain....

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Mr. David A. R. Thompson traveled and worked in the Southwest, and this vessel was given to him in the 1920s; his wife, Elizabeth Miller Thompson gave the vessel to her sister, Mrs. Evelyn Miller; to MFA, 1989, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Miller.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Miller

Native American (Hopi Pueblo), about 1918

Object Place

Hopi, Arizona, United States

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware