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CAS Anthropology Collections Database

Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0011   CAS 2012-0003-0011; Bowl
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Bowl
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Rose Williams (1915-2015)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1993
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Large round and deep bowl with flat base, rounded undersides that flare to their maximum diameter slightly above mid-level height before sloping inward slightly toward the rim; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth and after firing, were coated with piñon pine pitch; Bowl is not signed. Rose Williams, a member of the Lók'aa'dine'é (Reed People) Clan, is the mother of Alice Williams Cling, whose work is also represented in the CAS pottery collection.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.0, Depth = 9.9, Rim Diam = 26.3, Max Diam = 29.8