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bowl with Avanyu design
  • Santa Clara peoples
  • bowl with Avanyu design, late 1800s–1988
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4098
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Description

The ceramic bowl has a slightly constricted opening. The wide decorative band is matte red with a serpent-like creature, identified as Avanyu, that is glossy red. The rim and bottom of the bowl are glossy red as well.