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San Ildefonso Artist



Bowl, n.d.
Earthenware and paint
x 9 1/16 in. ( x 23 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Levi Chubbuck
Accession Number: P0585
Large bowl with pedestal base. Projection in the form of a step-pyramid along one quarter of the rim. Exterior has band of black squares. Interior has two serpents and rainclouds on projection.

Materials
red clay, grey slip and black paint

Commentary
Jars larger than prayer meal bowls are also used for sacred purposes Their shape often includes a terraced rim, possibly inspired by the forms of cumulus rain clouds. Design motifs used on this bowl are stars (crossed lines), cloud banks (inverted half circles), lightning (zigzag lines with arrows) and the sacred serpent Avanyu.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 43 (illustrated/bw) fig. 117.

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