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Lucy Martin Lewis

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES 1985
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (19.1 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed and dated on bottom
INSCRIPTIONS "Lucy M. Lewis, Acoma, 1985" written in black on the base
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Richard J. Elefante
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CAPTION Lucy Martin Lewis (Haak'u (Acoma Pueblo), Native American, 1897(?)-1992). Bowl, 1985. Clay, slip, 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (19.1 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Richard J. Elefante, 2002.64.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE top, 2002.64.2_top_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Globular bowl in the form of a seed pod with a small circular mouth (1 3/4 inches). Overall design of body is black-on-white five-pointed star, the center of which is the circular mouth. The rest of the star occupies approximately 75% of the bowl's surface and contains stepped zigzag forms creating triangles that are either filled in with fine, close parallel lines or solid black color. When the pot is turned upside down the negative white space of the bottom becomes the shape of a solid white five-pointed star. Condition: Excellent
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