Native American

Canteen

Artist: Unknown

Culture/People: Tewa-Hopi

Place: Hopi, Southwest United States

Media: Clay and mineral paints

Dims: 6 x 7 in.(15.2 x 17.7 cm)

Date: c.1920

Description: The Sikyatki Revival style of pottery was shared by Nampeyo with her daughters and community. By about 1900, it had replaced all other styles of Hopi pottery. In the pre-1900 era, Tewa-Hopi potters made plainware canteens, as seen in the historic photograph. Canteens were either large gallon-sized or small, individual-sized. This canteen was most likely made for sale as evidenced by its in-between size and the use of bowl designs to decorate its surface.

RTC No: NA1530
Gift of Hugh Zimmer, 2017

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