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Bowl: New Moon

Black-on-black open bowl form. Interior with incised and inlaid symbols including a turquoise Earth circling a large organically-shaped turquoise sun inlaid in the center of the bowl. The turquoise sun is placed within a polished black circle covering the bowl bottom. A wide band of matte...

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Incised on base: T[with lightening symbol attached] AHN-MOO-WHE/[cloud symbol under name]/ "New Moon" [in script]


Purchased by MFA, 1998, from the artist.

Credit Line

Gift of Nathaniel T. Dexter

Native American (San Idelfonso Pueblo), 1998

Object Place

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware with micaceous slip, turquoise, round coral beads (Mediterranean coral, Corallium rubrum)




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware