Canteen

Native American (Hopi Pueblo)
1920–30
Attributed to Nampeyo (Sand Snake) (Hopi Pueblo, Hano (Tewa Village), First Mesa, 1860–1942)


Object Place: Hopi, Hano village, Arizona, United States, First Mesa

Dimensions

13.33 x 11.43 x 8.25 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.623

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

This canteen is a small, round bodied bottle with narrow mouth and two applied handles. The bottle is painted with red and brown slip over a shiny, burnished white ground. The symmetrical designs of two masked figures is on one face only and the bakc is flat. The form is known as a Pilgrim flask form, with its two loop handles and bottle neck. Black and red decoration on belly, confronted thunderbirds, on white ground. This piece has been burnished, as indicated by its smooth, almost shiny surface.

Inscription

E13299

Provenance

Between 1930 and 1932, acquired by Laura F. Andreson (b. 1902 - d. 1999), Los Angeles; 1984, gift of Laura F. Andreson to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 21, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Laura F. Andreson