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bowl with Avanyu design
  • Maria Martinez
    1887–1980
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • bowl with Avanyu design, 1915–1934
  • Where object was made: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 8 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0973
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Deep bowl with a small base. Glossy black with a matte black band onthe shoulder. Stylized serpent, identified as Avanyu, with a jagged lightning bolt in his mouth in glossy black. Three stylized clouds in the space created by teh undulations of the serpent's body.