Native American, US Southwest, Mogollon, Mimbres Valley, ca. 1150 to 1300 CE. A beautiful and sizeable handbuilt Mimbres black-on-white bowl with extensively decorated and remarkably thin walls sitting on a rounded base. The interior walls are elaborately decorated with abstract geometric, linear, and spiral motifs. According to Hayes and Blom, "Mogollon black-on-white quickly matched Anasazi ware for sophistication. By 1150, it had redefined the standards. The finest of all came from the Mimbres Valley." (Allan Hayes & John Blom, "Southwest Pottery Anasazi to Zuni, 1996, p. 30) Size: 10.25" in diameter x 4.75" H (26 cm x 12.1 cm)
Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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