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Cibola White ware, Gallup Black-on-white style. Features of this piece include: round bird-body, hooked-beak head, knob-like horns, small tail pronation, four webbed feet and one remaining knob on back. Circles, filled with vertical stitched lines decorate the wing and chest area. A circular...

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Excavated from Antler site in Young, Arizona, by Claire Demaray, the owner of the property; to private collection, Young, Arizona; purchased by Norman Hurst of Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Native American (Mogollon), Prehistoric, Tularosa Phase, 1000–1175

Object Place

New Mexico (West Central), Quemado and Reserve area, United States


25.4 x 19.05 x 15.87 cm (10 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware