Bowl

Native American (Unknown group)
Prehistoric
about 1325–1400


Object Place: Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico, United States, Puerco River region south to the Salt River

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.); diameter: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1989.237

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

White Mountain Red ware, Fourmile Polychrome style. Wide bowl with rounded sides. Interior geometric design appears to be a stylized fragmented creature with spirals, lines, triangles and stepped designs. White lines define larger shapes. On the exterior is a wide band of a white linear triangle meander and a black upper and lower band.

Provenance

Private collection, Young, Arizona; with Hurst Gallery in 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