Prayer Meal Bowl with Animal Motifs
Arts of the Americas
late 19th century
8 3/16 x 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (20.8 x 37.1 x 37.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
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She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo). Prayer Meal Bowl with Animal Motifs, late 19th century. Clay, slip, 8 3/16 x 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (20.8 x 37.1 x 37.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4721. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4721.jpg)
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This is a cream colored bowl with stepped rim outlined in two black lines. Exterior design is black avanu with a heart line that curls around the shoulder and one black horned toad inset within each exterior step. Interior of each step has inset a dragonfly and two tadpoles. Interior has a very worn, red horned-toad. Paint is flaked and abraded especially on interior.
Condition: There is some black discoloration from firing, and a large crack in one stepped projection which was repaired.
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