1999-14 Small Utility Pot – Hotevilla Village

Object ID:
1999-14

Artist:
Unknown

Culture:
Hopi, Hotevilla

Dimensions:
3.750" h X 6.875" w

Hopi utility ware pot, undecorated with encrustations from near Hotevilla., pre 1950s (?). This older pot shows its use and age has cracked it some, but the texture of the finish and simplicity of its form give it a simple, solid beauty.

For other “utility” pots in the collection, see the Category List.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 8/27/99 on eBay from Celia South (Cottonwood, AZ) . She had bought the pot in 1994 “from an older lady in her 60s from Hotevilla. She didn’t know the age but remembers when she was a little girl walking down to a village that is in ruins today. She helped the older women make pottery. Thinks she found this pottery piece there.”