Native American (Prehistoric)
Object Place: Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico, United States, Puerco River south to the Salt River
Overall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.), diameter: 20.3 cm (8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with white, sienna, and black slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Wide bowl with round sides. Rim with design of alternating white rectangles with black dots and black rectangles. Interior design has a broad spiral moving into a wide triangle-toothed shape which connects to a moon-shape inside of which is an arrow. Shapes are outlined in white. The exterior is banded by a series of black and white steps on a sienna ground.
Private collection, Los Angeles, California; with Hurst Gallery, 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