Cochiti Pueblo Storage Jar

  • 1900-1925
  • 16 inches tall
  • #FCHP216

The geometric and floral designs are typical of the Cochiti style. The horizontal scratches on the neck were caused during use. It was standard practice to keep mice and other vermin out of a storage jar by inverting a bowl over the top. Such bowl covers abraded the design, but left an interesting ethnographic record of how the pot was used.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson p-215

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