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Red Mesa Bowl


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Medium size deep round bodied bowl; rim is direct and tapered. Coil and scrape construction; light gray paste. Temper is fine to medium, angular clear to translucent quartz, soft dark brown fragments and gray lithic material. Decoration is confined to the interior and is brownish-black mineral paint applied over somewhat dirty white, crazed slip. The design consists of 11 triangles extending into the bowl from the rim. The triangles are arranged in a running A,B,A,B pattern, where A consists of three consecutive hatchure filled triangles, each having one solid corder and where B is the same as A with pendent dots replacing several of the hatchure lines. Framing and hatchure lines are 1 - 1.5mm. The rim is painted black. Icons may represent hill/mountain with a "day" reference, earth/land, and watered earth. Found in Catron County, Southwest New Mexico. Glued, three rim chips, one very small piece missing in bottom. This item is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.

PERIOD: Late Antiquity

ORIGIN: New Mexico, United States

SIZE: 17.2cm D; 6.5cm Depth; 5mm Thick; 2mm Rim

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