Native American (Mogollon)
Prehistoric, Tularosa Phase
Object Place: New Mexico (West Central), United States, Quemado and Reserve area
25.4 x 19.05 x 15.87 cm (10 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Cibola White ware, Gallup Black-on-white style. Features of this piece include: round bird-body, hooked-beak head, knob-like horns, small tail pronation, four webbed feet and one remaining knob on back. Circles, filled with vertical stitched lines decorate the wing and chest area. A circular design element is repeated with hatched shapes, and solid black lines repeat the form of head, beak, feet, and tail.
Excavated from Antler site in Young, Arizona, by Claire Demaray, the owner of the property; to private collection, Young, Arizona; purchased by Norman Hurst of Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery.
Museum purchase with funds donated by a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund