Cochiti Pueblo Pot

  • 1875-1900
  • Height 21 inches
  • #FCHP213

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.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson, p-213

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