Hopi Pueblo. <em>Tile</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Clay, slip, 6 x 3 3/4 in. (15.0 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1047.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X1047.15_back01.jpg)


Artist:Hopi Pueblo

Medium: Clay, slip

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 6 x 3 3/4 in. (15.0 x 9.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: X1047.15

Image: CUR.X1047.15_back01.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular flat tile in the Polacca Polychrome style. It is covered with white slip and painted designs including a three-part cloud flanked by split feather motifs at the top, and three black-tipped feathers flanked by two very abstract dragonflies with a cloud in the middle flanked by two flowers at the bottom. The design is a bit of a mish-mash of elements, very like Sikyatki Polychrome from the 1500s. The tile has a black border, and was made in a mold. There are suspension holes at top and bottom. Identical to X1047.18.

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