Navajo. <em>Bowl (Tetsa) Decorated with Animal and Human Figures</em>, 1800-1903. Clay, slip, 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.0 x 21.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1903, Museum Collection Fund, 03.325.3799. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 03.325.3799.jpg)

Bowl (Tetsa) Decorated with Animal and Human Figures


Medium: Clay, slip


Dimensions: 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.0 x 21.5 cm)



Accession Number: 03.325.3799

Image: 03.325.3799.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Buff colored pottery bowl with dark red slip figures painted on exterior and interior. Rim is also painted with red slip. Figure painted on the exterior is a large red deer. On the opposite exterior side of the bowl is a small abstract design that may be the artist's signature. Figures representing a man with a headdress (bottom of the bowl), a man with a hat on horseback, and 3 deer (facing right) are painted on the interior in red slip.

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