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Roosevelt Red ware (Salado ware), Tonto Polychrome style. The bowl is globular in shape. Interior design is black and composed of spirals, triangles and stepped shapes. The exterior is Indian red with black triangle shapes around the rim, inside of which are white rectangles with mirrored rakes.


Private collection, 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 (Prehistoric), Pueblo IV, about 1375–1450

Object Place

Arizona (Central to East Central), Mogollon Rim, United States


12.06 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware