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Tobacco Jar

1700–1725

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Although not accurate representations, the scenes on this jar depict images of Native Americans engaged in the tobacco trade. As they readily associated Asian figures with tea and other goods, Europeans found the image of the Native American a recognizable symbol of the colonies and its exports such as tobacco.

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Details

  • Title: Tobacco Jar
  • Date Created: 1700–1725
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 13 1/2 in. (34.29 cm) Diameter: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
  • Type: Containers
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5190883/
  • Medium: Tin-glazed earthenware

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