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Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi) (Native American). Jar, ca. 900-1300. Clay, slip, 5 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (14.6 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X949.7. Creative Commons-BY
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Jar is a globular form with a narrow, short neck and lipped rim. The exterior design is unevenly painted black on whitish gray ground and the bottom is plain. The pattern on the sides is alternating hatching and solid steps. The neck has a plain band, then thin frets and stacked triangles. Inside the mouth are six arrows pointing clockwise.
Two sections broken off lip, 1 3/4" and 3/8". Abrasion of paint on bottom. Dark splotches from firing on sides.
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