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Catalog Number 5748
Object Name Bowl
Description Period Style: Sikyatki Revival; Polacca; Avanyu design
thick clay body; heavy; reddish orange color and a fine white sand filler; characteristic Hopi shape--wide open shallow bowl with incurving rim and design on the inside; unusual feature of a knob-like projection on the outside punctured by a hole probably used to thread a rawhide strip through; has characteristic 18th century crazed, scaly white slip; outer surface is mottled due to uneven firing; painted symbolic motif design; double black bands around the rim are the sky; animal suspended from these is a water serpent; arrows out of the mouth symbolize lightning and the death dealing blow of the serpent; two fireclouds on bottom exterior; two hairline cracks on rim; localized surface loss of decoration on rim
Date c. 1890
Artist Nampeyo
Culture Hopi-Tewa Pueblo
Place of Origin USA; AZ; Hopi Pueblo; Navajo; First Mesa
Dimensions H-7 Dia-20 cm