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Hano Polychrome jar

Hopi area (Arizona) -- (Hano Polychrome) Jar

Circa 1900, H. 22 cm., Coll. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Frank

Like Walpi Polychrome, Hano Polychrome decoration is painted in black and red mineral pigments directly on the well-smoothed unslipped paste; however, it is the decoration itself, initiated by Nampeyo of Hano Pueblo shorty before 1900, that distinguishes Hano Polychrome. Nampeyo's motifs , adapted from Prehistoric Sikyatki Polychrome, are the comma-like spiral and the red-rilled figure appended to its base. Notable Hopi traits are the convex base and, in color, the beautiful warm yellow that is a Hopi "trademark."

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