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Red Mesa Black-on-White Bird Effigy Vessel


Artwork Details

Red Mesa Black-on-White Bird Effigy Vessel
circa 1000
mineral paint on earthenware
3 11/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 11/16 in (9.37 cm x 6.35 cm x 9.37 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Birds played an important ceremonial role in Ancient Puebloan cultures, and appear in designs on pottery as well as in three-dimensional effigy forms, such as this pot. 

Physical Description:

This mug-sized vessel has a bulbous body, a narrower tall neck, and handle. It is beige with black painted geometric and striped design.

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