Bowl, c. 1125-1200
Earthenware and paint
4 5/16 in. x 11 in. (11 cm x 28 cm)
clay, slip and paint
Published in "Pomona Today," Spring 1985, p. 8.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 66 (illustrated/bw) fig. 198.
Photo to Mimbres Foundation Files, University of New Mexico, 7/12.
"Native American and European World Views."
Mimbres pottery painting developed in two separate directions: the figurative and the geometric. The figurative tradition was unprecedented in prehistoric Southwestern art, while the geometric mode was clearly influenced by the art of surrounding people. Early Mimbres geometric art was inspired by the Hohokam, who subdivided the designs on their vessel interiors and used the center of the vessel as the focal point. Both of these elements are found in this bowl, but they are overshadowed by another influence, that of the Anasazi, who introduced black-on-white pottery to the Mogollon. Anasazi traits found in this bowl include the extreme precision of the drawing and the use of white both as a background and a positive element.
-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: 66, Figure Number: 198
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