Bowl

Native American (Prehistoric)
Prehistoric
about 1325–1400


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

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.), diameter: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.238

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white, sienna, and black slip paint

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Provenance

Private collection, Los Angeles, California; with 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