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bowl with double bird design
  • Elva Nampeyo
    1926–1985, active 1940–1985
    active: United States, United States
  • bowl with double bird design, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0207
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Round ceramic bowl that has a wide body, then flattens out at the top and has no neck at the opening. The body of the pot is a light orange color and on four sides there is a design of two birds, back-to-back in profile, painted in black and red. In between the bird pairs there are long triangular shapes that extend down from the top of the bowl, and a red square around the opening.