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Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Width:
18 cm
Length:
19 cm
Culture:
Zuni (A:shiwi) (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
New Mexico (not certain), United States, North America
Accession Date:
1991
Notes:
This is a ceramic bowl, about 7 inches in diameter, painted off-white with black and brown geometric (zig-zags and diamonds) both inside and out. It is not marked with any numbers or names. During the late 1970s inventory and the move to MSC, the bowl was tracked as A1002-1, but A1002 is clearly an incorrect number (that number refers to a Mexican terracotta mask in archaeology, which is already accounted for). 1002 is also not an ethnology number. The bowl has an old tag in it that says "1002" and another note that says "Zuni 1002 on bag". The latter was probably referring to plastic bags that specimens were stored in at NHB, but it doesn't clarify where the number came from originally. It could be a conservation number, EC1002-0, which would be in the middle of a series of EC numbers that were assigned to Hopi and Zuni pottery. However, no documentation of an EC1002 can be found to verify this. Another possibility is that 1002 was a collector's number or field number-- possibly Stevenson? The bowl does look like it could be Zuni, but the source of the attribution on the tag is unknown-- it is likely that it was simply found in the Zuni storage area.
Record Last Modified:
12 Jan 2016
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
ET24546-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d1106109-46f4-4030-bd85-e1ac6501c81e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8942579