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Prayer Meal Bowl with Animal Motifs

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 8 3/16 x 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (20.8 x 37.1 x 37.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 03.325.4721
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo) (Native American). Prayer Meal Bowl with Animal Motifs, late 19th century. Clay, slip, 8 3/16 x 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (20.8 x 37.1 x 37.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.4721. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 03.325.4721.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a cream colored bowl with stepped rim outlined in two black lines. Exterior design is black avanu with a heart line that curls around the shoulder and one black horned toad inset within each exterior step. Interior of each step has inset a dragonfly and two tadpoles. Interior has a very worn, red horned-toad. Paint is flaked and abraded especially on interior. Condition: There is some black discoloration from firing, and a large crack in one stepped projection which was repaired.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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