Native American (Unknown group)
Object Place: Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico, United States, Puerco River region south to the Salt River
Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.); diameter: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
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.
Private collection, Young, Arizona; with Hurst Gallery in Cambridge, MA by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery.
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