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Arts of the Americas

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The Americas’ First Peoples, 4000 B.C.E.–1521 C.E.
All that remains of Mimbres villages are rubble mounds with scattered pottery shards. No one knows if the Mimbres moved or who their descendants might be. Mimbres potters, probably women, created sophisticated designs for six hundred years. The pottery objects that have survived are primarily executed in black and white with complicated designs. Some of the best pottery pieces apparently had holes deliberately punched into their centers before they were placed in burials underneath house floors, but we do not know why.
MEDIUM Clay, pigment
DATES 550-1150 C.E.
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (12.1 x 29.8 x 26.7 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
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ACCESSION NUMBER 73.35.2
CREDIT LINE By exchange
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CAPTION Mimbres (Native American). Bowl, 550-1150 C.E. Clay, pigment, 4 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (12.1 x 29.8 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 73.35.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.73.35.2_view1.jpg)
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Mimbres (Native American). <em>Bowl</em>, 550-1150 C.E. Clay, pigment, 4 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (12.1 x 29.8 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 73.35.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.73.35.2_view1.jpg)

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