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White Mountain Red ware, Fourmile Polychrome style. Wide bowl with rounded sides. Interior geometric design appears to be a stylized fragmented creature with spirals, lines, triangles and stepped designs. White lines define larger shapes. On the exterior is a wide band of a white linear triangle...

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Private collection, Young, Arizona; with Hurst Gallery in Cambridge, MA by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch, Anne and Joseph P. Pellegrino, an anonymous donor, and Frank B. Bemis Fund

Native American (Unknown group), Prehistoric, about 1325–1400

Object Place

Arizona (E. Central) or New Mexico, Puerco River region south to the Salt River, United States


Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.); diameter: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware