Paquimé jars

Effigy jar, c. 1200–1450, clay and paint, Paquimé, Chihuahua, Mexico, 23 x 18 cm; and jar with parrot design, c. 1150–1450, coiled and hand built, painted clay, attributed to Paquimé, Chihuahua, Mexico, 20 x 24 cm (National Museum of the American Indian, NYC)

Additional resources

More about the effigy jar at the National Museum of the American Indian

Read an introduction to the Mogollon.

Burrison, John A. Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions (United States: Indiana University Press, 2017).

Marit K. Munson,The Archaeology of Art in the American Southwest (AltaMira Press, 2011).

Barbara L. Moulard, et al. Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2005).


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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Paquimé jars," in Smarthistory, June 15, 2022, accessed September 21, 2023,