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small bowl
  • Maria Martinez, artist
    1887–1980
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
    Santana Roybal Martinez, painter
    1909–2002
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • small bowl, mid 1900s–1956
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4395
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The small bowl has the greatest width near the top, but the opening is slightly constricted. It is glossy black with a matte black decoration on the shoulder. There are four repetitions of the same design consisting of a triangle with two glossy black triangles on the lateral edge, two nested semicircles, and a small rectangle with two triangles pointing downward on the bottom edge.