Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
late 19th-early 20th century
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Rectangular flat tile, with white slip. Central curving design element (possibly representing a gnwela or Germination God), dragonfly symbols at each side and an oblique line design at the bottom possibly representing lightening. Scalloped border which may be cloud or snow cloud imagery. Brown slip used for central image. Made in a mold.
CONDITION: Crack at lower left corner. Holes at top and bottom center.
Hopi Pueblo. Tile, late 19th-early 20th century. Clay, slip, 6 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (15.5 x 9.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1047.20. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X1047.20_back01.jpg)
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