American Decorative Arts

Glazeware Jar

1050–1400

Low-fire earthenware

10 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. (27.623 x 37.148 cm)
Gift of Joann and Gifford Phillips, Class of 1942
2008.115.12
The Native American ceramic tradition in the Southwest is deep, with many tribes tracing their artistic lineage back to the Anasazi of the Four Corners region, who left behind sizable adobe structures. This jar, most likely used for storage, relates to Hopi and Zuni examples in its use of rich red clay and asymmetrical geometric decoration.
Culture: 
Native American
Period: 
Precontact
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
Probably made in New Mexico
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Early history unknown; with Joann and Gifford Phillips, Santa Fe, NM, ca. 1970–2008; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2008

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 126.

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