Bowl

Native American (Anasazi)
Prehistoric, Pueblo IV
1325–1450


Object Place: Arizona, United States, Four mile region

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7cm (5 in.); diameter: 25.4 cm (10 in.)

Accession Number

1989.240

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with white, sienna, and black slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Wide bowl with round sides. The interior shows a large black spiral with a stepped appendage, triangle and hard-edged feather shape. A white line outlines the shape which is on a sienna ground. A series of sienna lines and notched diagonals appear through the black color. The exterior is banded by a white linear stepped meander with an upper and lower black band on a sienna ground.

Provenance

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, Anonymous gift, and Frank B. Bemis Fund