Native American Ceramics Photos

Native American pottery evolved from vessels for food storage into art ceramics.

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Casa Grande, AZ.Quapaw dog effigy pot from Southeastern USA at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Mojave effigy jar with human face at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Unusual Pueblo pottery in animal form at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Hohokam painted pottery jar (c1300-1400). Casa Grande, AZ.Quapaw dog effigy pot (16th c) from Southeastern USA at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Mojave effigy jar with human face (1880) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Unusual Pueblo pottery in animal form at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Pueblo pottery corn storage jar with bowl used a protective lid found buried with corn inside at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Ancient corn found in Puebloan pottery jar sits in lid for jar at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Pueblo pottery water jar with narrow spaced lines typical of Classic Mesa Verde Style at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Kiva pottery jar in Mesa Verde Style at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Pueblo pottery corn storage jar with bowl used a protective lid (c1200-1270) found buried with corn inside at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Ancient corn found in Puebloan pottery jar sits in lid for jar at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Pueblo pottery water jar with narrow spaced lines typical of Classic Mesa Verde Style at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Kiva pottery jar in Mesa Verde Style at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Kiva jar found in Mesa Verde religious Kiva has ridge for lid at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Pottery seed jar with painted animals in Mesa Verde Style at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery cup & bowl at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery cups from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Kiva jar found in Mesa Verde religious Kiva has ridge for lid at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Pottery seed jar with painted animals in Mesa Verde Style at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery cup & bowl at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery cups from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery double mug at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl with painted tick from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl painted with birds from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery double mug at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl with painted tick from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl painted with birds from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl with bird painted inside from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl with painted leaping mountain sheep from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Tusayan Puebloan pottery bowls from Arizona at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mimbres native pottery bowl with rabbits from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl with bird painted inside from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mesa Verde Puebloan pottery bowl with painted leaping mountain sheep from classic period III at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Tusayan Puebloan pottery bowls from Arizona at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with rabbits from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Mimbres native pottery bowl with composite figures from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl with opposing deer from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl with opposing insects from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres Mongollon native pottery bowl with goat or sheep from southern New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with composite figures from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with opposing deer from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres native pottery bowl (c1010-1130) with opposing insects from southern New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Mimbres Mongollon native pottery bowl (c500BCE-1200) with goat or sheep from southern New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.
Paquime Puebloan native pottery polychrome jar from southern New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Cibola Puebloan native pottery polychrome bowl from western New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Tesegi Canyon, AZ, Pueblo ceramic pot at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.Tesegi Canyon, AZ, Pueblo ceramic collection at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.
Paquime Puebloan native pottery polychrome jar from southern New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Cibola Puebloan native pottery polychrome bowl (c500BCE-1200) from western New Mexico at Mesa Verde Museum. CO.Tesegi Canyon, AZ, Pueblo ceramic pot (c1260-1284) at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.Tesegi Canyon, AZ, Pueblo ceramic collection (c1260-1284) at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.
Southern Paiute coiled water bottle & tray at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.Pueblo III ceramic black-on-white pitcher at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo III ceramic black-on-white kiva jar at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo ceramic black-on-white mugs at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.
Southern Paiute coiled water bottle & tray (late 1800s) at Utah Museum of Natural History. Salt Lake City, UT.Pueblo III ceramic black-on-white pitcher (1150-1200) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo III ceramic black-on-white kiva jar (1200-1300) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo ceramic black-on-white mugs (1000-1300) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.
Zuni Pueblo terraced bowl with snakes & tadpoles at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo ceramic black-on-white canteen at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Acoma Pueblo ceramic jar & Zuni Pueblo owl effigy at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Zuni ceramic polychrome jar from Zuni Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Zuni Pueblo terraced bowl with snakes & tadpoles (c1800) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Pueblo ceramic black-on-white canteen (c1885) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Acoma Pueblo ceramic jar (1920-50) & Zuni Pueblo owl effigy (1875-80) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Zuni ceramic polychrome jar (c1890) from Zuni Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Zuni painted clay bowl with butterflies & frogs at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Zia painted clay bowl with birds at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Zuni painted meal bowl with snakes & lizards at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Zia Pueblo polychrome ceramic storage jar at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.
Zuni painted clay bowl with butterflies & frogs (1875-1925) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Zia painted clay bowl with birds (1920s) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Zuni painted meal bowl with snakes & lizards (c1929) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Zia Pueblo polychrome ceramic storage jar (c1890) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.
Hopi ceramic seed jar with Sikyatki motifs from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hopi polychrome ceramic jar at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Native pottery in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.Cochiti ceramic polychrome jar from Cochiti Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Hopi ceramic seed jar with Sikyatki motifs (c1895-1910) from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Hopi polychrome ceramic jar (c1915) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Native Hopi pottery in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.Cochiti ceramic polychrome jar (c1900) from Cochiti Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Acoma Pueblo polychrome ceramic jar at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Southwestern US Pueblo clay pot at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Detail of deer on Southwestern US Pueblo clay pot at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Native American pottery jar with deer at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.
Acoma Pueblo polychrome ceramic jar (c1930) at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Southwestern US Pueblo clay pot (c1875) at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Detail of deer on Southwestern US Pueblo clay pot (c1875) at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Native American pottery jar with deer at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.
Acoma Pueblo painted clay bowl with birds by Grace Chino at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Acoma Pueblo polychrome earthenware storage jar at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Acoma Pueblo earthenware storage jar by Rose Chino of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Laguna Pueblo earthenware storage jar from New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Acoma Pueblo painted clay bowl with birds (1981) by Grace Chino at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Acoma Pueblo polychrome earthenware storage jar (olla) (c1890-1910) at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Acoma Pueblo earthenware storage jar (olla) (c1950) by Rose Chino of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Laguna Pueblo earthenware storage jar (olla) (late 19th C) from New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Hopi Pueblo earthenware storage jar by Annie Healing Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi ceramic polychrome jar by Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Hopi Pueblo earthenware storage jar (c1920) by Annie Healing Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar (olla) (c1950) by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi Pueblo earthenware jar (olla) (c1950) by Fannie Nampeyo of Arizona at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Hopi ceramic polychrome jar (c1990) by Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo from Arizona at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Santa Clara Pueblo painted clay jar with turtles by Jody Naranjo at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Santa Clara Pueblo painted clay jar with ceremonial dancers over butterflies by Lois Gutierrez-De la Cruz at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Bowl by San Ildefonso artist Nathan Youngblood at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.Black ceramic storage jar c1930 from San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Santa Clara Pueblo painted clay jar with turtles (1995) by Jody Naranjo at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Santa Clara Pueblo painted clay jar with ceremonial dancers over butterflies (1997) by Lois Gutierrez-De la Cruz at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Bowl (1989) by San Ildefonso artist Nathan Youngblood at National Cowboy Museum. Oklahoma City, OK.Black ceramic storage jar c1930 from San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
San Ildefonso Pueblo earthenware black-on-black jar by Tonita Martinez Roybal of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Santa Clara Pueblo earthenware black-on-black storage jar by Camilio Tafoya of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Black-glazed earthenware pot by María Martínez of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Native baskets in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.
San Ildefonso Pueblo earthenware black-on-black jar (olla) (c1930) by Tonita Martinez Roybal of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Santa Clara Pueblo earthenware black-on-black storage jar (olla) (late 20th C) by Camilio Tafoya of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Black-glazed earthenware pot (c1945) by María Martínez of New Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.O'odham pottery baskets in Arizona State Museum. Tucson, AZ.

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