23 June 2004
A HOPI POLYCHROME JAR
with rounded body, painted in dark red and black over a creamy orange slip, with a band of geometrical motifs encircling beneath the rim, inscribed A29-440, XH-26-PE and 1929.80, among other marks
Diameter: 6 in. (15.2 cm.)
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Denver Art Museum records attribute this jar to Nampeyo.
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