By: Patterson, Alex. (Alexander M. Stephen.)

Price: $30.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

272 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "Alexander M. Stephen, a self-taught anthropologist and an associate of Indian trader Thomas Keam, lived among the Hopi during the late nineteenth century. Having excellent rapport with the tribal elders, Stephen asked them the meaning of symbols on the pots he was collecting for Keam and recorded these interpretations in a catalogue entitled 'Pottery of Tusayan: Catalogue of the Keam Collection'. This manuscript is printed here in its entirety for the first time and is illustrated from the Keam collection, which is now housed at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. Alex Patterson then incorporates Stephen's interpretations and cultural stories into a unique alphabetically arranged guide to the eighty-four symbols on the collected pots." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump/crease with tiny tear at fore-edge of rear cover - archivally taped.


Author Name: Patterson, Alex. (Alexander M. Stephen.)

Categories: Myths, Legends & Fantasy, Native Peoples, Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art,

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Johnson: 1994

ISBN Number: 1555661203

ISBN Number 13: 9781555661205

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22694

Keywords: Hopi Pottery, Arizona, Anthropology, Themes, Motifs, Symbolism, A.M. Stephen, Dating, Symbols, Symbolism, Tusayan, Keam Collection, Decorated ware, Black line, Polychrome, Orange-colored, Cream, Hawk House, Painted pots, Red, Transition, Modern, Bah,