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Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0016   CAS 2012-0003-0016; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Jerry Whitethorne
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base and rounded sides that flare out to their maximum diameter just above mid-level height, then slope inward toward the rim; Interior and exterior surfaces are scraped smooth and decorated with series of small round punctations that are arranged into contiguous triangles, forming a band around the jar’s shoulder; Exterior is coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s initials “JWT” (Jerry Whitethorne) are deeply incised on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Rim Diam = 2.8, Max Diam = 6.2