Bowl, c. 1050-1200
Earthenware and paint
4 5/16 in. x 8 11/16 in. (11 cm x 22 cm)
clay, slip and paint
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 27, fig. 42.
Photo to Mimbres Foundation Files, University of New Mexico, 7/12.
To achieve their characteristic black and white pottery, the Mimbrinos employed reducing fires in their kilns. If air reached the kiln during certain times in the firing process, an oxidizing fire would result creating red and brown tones in the iron ore paint. This process produced the atypical red painting on this bowl which depicts insexts. Apparently, an oxidizing fire was sometimes deliberately used to produce re and white ware (Brody, 19977, p.127).
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
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Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 27, Figure Number: 42
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