Arts of the Americas
Ceramic, slip, pigment
4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (10.2 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm) (show scale)
The object is an unevenly shaped bowl made from a low fired ceramicware. The inside of the bowl is covered with white slip upon which has been painted a design in dark red-bown pigment. The design consists of three dancing male figures. The faces of these figures have been left white except for a black masklike band across their eyes. Their heads are decorated with cross hatching; the figures hold staffs. The rim of the bowl has several chips missing. Two drilled holes are also in the rim. There is a blind crack extending from two fragmented sections along the rim. The object was broken into three large sections in the past and repaired. The overall surface is worn.
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Mimbres. Bowl, 950-1150 C.E. Ceramic, slip, pigment, 4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (10.2 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 73.35.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.35.1_bw.jpg)
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