A MIMBRES BLACK-ON-WHITE PICTORIAL BOWL
CIRCA 1050 A.D.
Of rounded form, the thin walls finely painted in black on a white ground, decorated with a central animal image, possibly a beaver, with bulbous torso enclosing a square motif, tail with cross-hatching, and a bird feather in its mouth, two thick bands and six thin bands encircling the rim
9in. (24.2cm.) diameter