Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCHP213

Category: Pot

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Cochiti Pueblo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Clay and pigments

Description: Note the gates put in the horizontal black lines drawn around the top and below the shoulder of this Cochiti polychrome storage jar. These are spirit lines that break the pattern and give it a beginning and an ending. Some potters believe such breaks allowed the maker's talent and abilities to escape from the pot so that she could continue working.

Dimensions: Height 21 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 213

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