Hopi Pot

  • 1900-1925
  • Height 18 inches
  • #FCHP236

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.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson, p-229

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