Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Bowl, mid-late 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 2 1/8 in, dia.: 6 1/8 in (H: 5.4 cm, dia.: 15.6 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E6679


This is a pottery bowl with a flat base and a wide flaring rim. The exterior is cream colored with areas of black, which may be fire clouds. The interior is decorated with angular geometric designs in orange, brown and black on a white background. The rim is painted red.