Bowl, c. 1050-1200
Earthenware and paint
x 7 1/2 in. ( x 19 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), 66 (illustrated/bw) fig. 199.
Photo to Mimbres Foundation Files, University of New Mexico, 7/12.
Birds and serpents are often found on Mimbres ots, and are design motifs based on Mesoamerican mythology. A version of these motifs is seen in the depiction of a centipede and two birds on this piece. Hte birds represented combine characteristics of two different species the turkey and the roadrunner. this was a common practive in Mimbres art, which often suggested the supernatural or mythic nature of the animal depicted.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
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: 199
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