Zuni Utilitarian Bowl, c.1880s


Utilitarian Zuni Polychrome Bowl, c.1880

Rich, aged patina illuminates traditional Zuni geometric design elements on this historic polychrome utilitarian bowl. Triangular-capped feathers on descending diagonals decorate the exterior while the interior rim is painted with hatched key motifs framed by black lines. The center of the bowl is intricately painted with restrained use of red accents and is framed with a line featuring a dramatic ceremonial break. Constructed with thin, hard walls, with a milky white slip and black base. c.1880s.

4 ½" high, 11 ¼" diameter.

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Utilitarian Bowl, c.1880s