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shallow bowl
  • Blue Corn
    1921–1999, active 1923–1995
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: United States ; active: United States, Canada
  • shallow bowl, 1977
  • Where object was made: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Security Benefit Group of Companies
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6877
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The very shallow light brown bowl has a small sun in the center with a light brown center and light orange rays on a grey field. There are sylized light brown feathers with light orange detail on a small amount of the black field. The band near the rim has blocks of light brown with thin vertical black lines and blocks of solid green or light orange.

This may be an interpretation of an ancient Mimbres design.