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seed jar
  • Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo
    born: present-day Hopi Reservation, Arizona, United States ; died: Hopi Reservation, Arizona, United States ; active: United States
  • seed jar, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Hopi Reservation, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Hugh J. Zimmer
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0130

Small rounded jar made from orange clay, with a circular opening at the top. The exterior of the jar is painted in black and red. Around the widest part there is a horizontal band of black lines. Above and below that there are black lines that divide the jar into six segments that narrow as the jar gets smaller and within those segments the design is further divided into triangular shapes filled in with black and red patters.