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miniature jar
  • Joy Navasie
    1919–2012
    born: Hopi-Tewa Reservation, Arizona, United States ; active: United States
  • miniature jar, latest year 1977
  • Where object was made: Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0261
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Very small globular jar. White field. Single decorated band with four panels. Two different designs repeat: arching line from lower proper left to upper proper right. Line has a large brown block at bottom with a white triangle inside, two white triangels, then a red block. The end of the line divides into three rectangles, white with brown tips. The other design has a wide white ">" on a brown and white speckled field. There is a white spiral above and three brown triangles on a white field.