Mimbres Black-on-White Geometric Bowl, Southwest Native American Indian Art

Mimbres Black-on-White Geometric Bowl

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This bowl, of rounded form, is finely painted on the interior with a complex interlocking array of mazes, triangles, checkered and diamond-shaped patterns within concentric angular devices composed of thick and very finely striated lines. Three bands encircle beneath the rim. There is a small kill hole, and two small holes drilled in antiquity to secure an old repair. Dates to circa A.D. 950 to 1150.

Condition: There are multiple professional repairs to the body, but aside from very minor in-painting and fill, all the components are original.

Provenance: From an old Los Angeles American Indian private collection held for over 40 years.

Diameter: 11.5 in. (29.2 cm.)