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TOHONO O'ODHAM BLACK ON WHITE JAR circa 1965


These are difficult to date accurately, and the information we've been able to find is of scant help. Because they're Hickiwan white clay, they could be from the Angea or Antone families, but that's just a guess. This is one of three of these jars that we've found, and they're all shown on pages 135, 136 and 137 of the Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni and on pages 159 and 161 of our The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art. One of the problems with O'odham pottery is that so little of it has been documented. The one book that discusses it in depth is Papago Indian Pottery by Fontana et al., published in 1962, and it neither shows nor mentions large black on white or buff jars like these. Because of that, we felt the two much whiter jars must be later than the book, so we put them at 1965. And that's about all we know. You'll read the same description on H-861, also on the site.


9" diameter x 6" high


Condition very good. It shows its age and has a fire cloud

on one side, but has no flaws or restoration    


H-1034     $850



The other two. We put the buff one on the left at 1940