Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCHP236

Category: Pot

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Hopi

Period: 1900-1925

Materials: Clay and pigments

Description: Walpi polychrome is from the principal Hopi village on First Mesa. Although this olla was fired in an oxidizing atmosphere that produced the clear colors, the dark spot (center right) was caused when some object fell against the side of the jar during firing, thus preventing oxygen from reaching that spot.

Dimensions: Height 18 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 229

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