Object photography

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Object description

  • A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo) artist
  • Bowl, before 1884
  • Clay, pigment
  • Southwestern United States
  • H: 7 1/2 in, dia.: 14 7/8 in (H: 19.0 cm, dia.: 37.8 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E40955


Inscribed on the outside in black paint: "112103. Zuni. N.M. Stevenson. Bur. Ethnol."


This is a large pottery bowl that is painted orange on the base and the lower portion of the exterior. The remainder of the bowl as well as the inside is painted with geometric and double curve motifs in orange and brown on a white background. The designs on the interior form around a solid white circle in the center. The rim, which has a slight lip, is painted brown.