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Bowl (Tetsa) Decorated with Animal and Human Figures

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES 1800–1903
DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.0 x 21.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Buff colored pottery bowl with dark red slip figures painted on exterior and interior. Rim is also painted with red slip. Figure painted on the exterior is a large red deer. On the opposite exterior side of the bowl is a small abstract design that may be the artist's signature. Figures representing a man with a headdress (bottom of the bowl), a man with a hat on horseback, and 3 deer (facing right) are painted on the interior in red slip.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Navajo. Bowl (Tetsa) Decorated with Animal and Human Figures, 1800–1903. Clay, slip, 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.0 x 21.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.3799. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.3799.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 03.325.3799.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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