Hopi Bowl, Possibly Ceremonial

Item #: 241

Origin: Hopi
Date: Late 19th To Early 20th Century
Media: Clay
Dimensions: 4 x 9.5″ diameter

This Hopi bowl has some wonderful characteristics.  While the construction, slip and burnishing are all classic Hopi manufacture, the designs tend more towards Zuni, particularly on the inside.   The interior center has a large red circle with two capped spirals, or birds, emanating outward including either their tails or some other symbology I don’t know about. The exterior is a system of triangles mixed with feathers.  The bottom has inventory numbers from an old collection.