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Object description

  • A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo) artist
  • Mortar, before 1884
  • Stone, pigment
  • New Mexico, United States
  • H: 2 1/2 in, dia.: 7 5/8 in (H: 6.3 cm, dia.: 19.4 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3732

INSCRIPTION

Inscribed along the rim, in white: "75918 Zuni Stevenson"

DESCRIPTION

This is a stone paint mortar. The mortar is made from a large, heavy, round, and flat stone with a deep circular depression. There are traces of blue pigment in the bowl. Further Remarks: Collected by Col. T. Stevenson.