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Earth-red clay and slip. Jar's widest point relatively low, neck turns in to mirror lower form and to form an opening about one-third the diameter. Four large, white hooked shapes encircle upper half with elongated black triangles swooping from behind. Black grid with a dot in each square on...

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Originally given to Margo Dawson's father, a patent attorney working with native tribes in the Southwest in the early part of the century; Margo Dawson to the mother of Joseph Elkins; sold to Dewey Galleries, Ltd., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994; Purchased by MFA, 1995, from Dewey Galleries.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Independence Investment Associates, Inc.

Native American (Hopi Pueblo), about 1904–10

Object Place

Hano Village, Arizona, First Mesa, United States


Overall: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) Diam.(Overall): 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware