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Sikyatki Bowl

Arts of the Americas

Clay sources in some parts of Arizona allowed potters to add red, yellow, and cream colors to their design palettes. Motifs became less geometric and linear, and more representative of regional animals and plants. Potters also depicted scenes, such as the hunter and antelope on this Sikyatki bowl, that provide clues about daily and spiritual life.
CULTURE Hopi Pueblo
MEDIUM Ceramic, slip
DATES 1400–1625
DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (9.5 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1903, Gift of Father Anselm Weber
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a round bowl with a creme colored background. The design on the exterior is three sets of zig zag lines in black. The interior has an orange colored, oval bodied antelope with two black legs and a black head. A long spear runs through the hindquarters of the antelope. The antelope faces the opposite end from a black, crouching hunter figure, holding a bow and arrow.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Hopi Pueblo. Sikyatki Bowl, 1400–1625. Ceramic, slip, 3 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (9.5 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Gift of Father Anselm Weber, 03.325.4328. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.4328.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 03.325.4328.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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