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Wide bowl with flared sides. Black-on-white Style II. Interior design divides bowl in half with band of closely drawn lines, each side of which is an almost mirror image of lightning bolts and stepped geometric shapes creating a triangular motif. Shapes are either solid colors or filled with a...

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Private collection from Los Angeles, California; with Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by 1989; purchased by MFA, 1989, from Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

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 (Mimbres), Prehistoric, A.D. 850–1000

Object Place

New Mexico, Mimbres River Valley, United States


Overall: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.), diameter: 27.9 cm (11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware