Bowl

Native American (Prehistoric)
Prehistoric
1200–1500


Object Place: Arizona or New Mexico, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.), diameter: 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

1989.236

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Low bowl with flared sides. Interior design of four geometric figures where opposite figures repeat their design. Arms are all bent and upward, palms and fingers stretched. Two figures have checkerboard bodies, two have triangles and spirals. The exterior has an asymmetrically placed series of meanders ending with a sprial. Kill on rim indicating the piece as “retired.”

Provenance

Private collection from Santa Fe, New Mexico; to Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino, an anonymous donor, and Frank B. Bemis Fund