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

1989, sold by Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 27, 1989)

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