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Bowl With Impression of Basket Puki

Accession Number
1984/2.10

Title
Bowl With Impression of Basket Puki

Artist(s)
Hopi

Artist Nationality
Hopi (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1940

Medium & Support
earthernware

Dimensions
3 1/4 in (8.25 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev

Subject matter
This bowl is relatively unadorned but retains the outer impressions of the basket puki on the lower outside surface, though generally potters chose to smooth out these kinds of impressions with rocks or scapers. A puki is a mold and can be a pot or other item such as baskets, plates, bowls or tins, used in Puebloan pottery techniques. 

Physical Description
Beige bowl, wider at the top, with a rim formed in a braided pattern.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
bowl

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Hopi (culture or style)
Native American
basket
bowl
bowls (vessels)
earthenware
modern and contemporary art

3 Related Resources

Indigenous North America Arts
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Cabinet T: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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