Object photography

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Object description

  • A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo) artist
  • Mortar, before 1884
  • Stone, pigment
  • New Mexico, United States
  • D: 1 1/2 in, L: 3 3/8 in, W: 3 in (D: 3.8 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3731


Inscribed around mortar rim: "75398 Zuni Stevenson"


This is a paint mortar. The object is made from an oval, flat gray rock with a depression on top with traces of blue paint. Further Remarks: Collected by Col. T. Stevenson.