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plate with Avanyu design
  • Carmel Romero
    active: United States
  • plate with Avanyu design, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4406

The black plate has a stylized serpent figure, identified as Avanyu, coiling on the bottom. He has the jagged lightning bolt with an arrow in his mouth. The raised surface is glossy black, the recessed surface is matte black.