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bowl with twisted handle
  • Pablita Tafoya Chavarria
    1914–1979, active 1930–1979
    active: United States
  • bowl with twisted handle, mid 1900s–1965
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4385

The small globular bowl has two loops at the top, twisted into a single handle. The carved design around the bowl consists of two repeats of a curlicue encompassing two horizontally oriented triangles in one direction and three shorter triangles in the other direction.