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small bowl
  • Vangie Tafoya
    born 1944, active circa 1982–present
    active: United States
  • small bowl, circa 1971
  • Where object was made: Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gene and Shirley Thomas
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0270

Small white bowl with a globular body and slight shoulder. The decorated band covers top half of vessel. Band at rim is repeats of a block with four long white triangles on facing left with four black triangles on facing right. White semicircle on facing right.
Band below is wider, each block divided into two right triangles. Upper facing left triangle has a black field with row of four white finger-like shapes on the facing left, then a row of three white semicircles and the narrow part of the triangle has an irregular white shape with a stepped edge.
The right triangle in the lower facing right corner has a white field. Black triangle on the lower edge with a white pointed oval inside and four black lines from the wider end of the triangle. Small black ovals in the space between the black lines.