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Mogollon Artist



Bowl, c. 1050-1200
Earthenware and paint
3 13/16 x 8 5/8 x 8 7/16 in. (9.68 x 21.91 x 21.43 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, New Mexico
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P2852
Hemispherical bowl with rounded base. Zoomorphic figure on interior bottom with three narrow horizontal stripes below rim. Classic black on white Mimbres ware. Mimbres Series.

Materials
clay, slip and paint

Bibliography
"Native American and European World Views," Pomona Today, Spring 1985, 5.
Kristin Bonkemeyer, "A Heritage of Treasures and Quandaries," Artweek, January 26, 1980, illustrated.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 32-33 (illustrated/bw 32) fig. 51.
Photo to Mimbres Foundation Files, University of New Mexico, 7/12.

Commentary
Aquatic creatures like the frog, the fish, and the turtle in this example, are frequent motifs in Mimbres art. It has been suggested hat these creatures relate to Southwestern mythological tradtions. In the creation myths of the Zuni, these creatures became the original Kachinas, or rainmakers.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

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