Native American (Mimbres)
Prehistoric, Classic Style III
Object Place: New Mexico, United States, Mimbres River Valley, American Southwest
Overall: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.) Diam. (Overall): 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with slip paint
Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)
Three concentric rim bands are mirrored by a circular band and a central open field. Two opposing figures with quail bodies and bear heads are poised on a ring of center circle which is the “kill.” The dark ground between the figure holds the hatched stop motif, squares, and triangle.
Collected by 1979 and exhibited in "The Bank Collection", Deming, New Mexico; to Amerind Art, Inc., Santa Monica, California, by 1990; purchased by MFA, 1990, from AMerind Art, Inc.
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Seth K. Sweetser Fund and supporters of The Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture