Object photography

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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Bowl, mid-late 19th century
  • Clay, pigment
  • Arizona, United States
  • H: 3 7/8 in, dia.: 7 5/8 in (H: 9.8 cm, dia.: 19.4 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E6687


This is a pottery bowl with a flat bottom and visible tool marks.The body of the bowl is round with a thin, uneven rim. The interior is painted white with speckled dots in black and red. The exterior is ornamented with geometric designs in black on a white background. The base and the lower fifth of the bowl are painted red. The rim is painted black.