DescriptionTWO MIMBRES BLACK-ON-WHITE BOWLS
c. 1250 A.D.
the first, with a turtle in the basin, a scrolling band and linear bands encircling beneath the rim; the second, with four vertical columns, each enclosing zigzag bands, alternating with V-shaped panels of linear design
Diameters: the first, 11 inches; the second, 8 inches
The first, in overall good condition. Restoration over approx. 45% of pot, with repainting. One crack, approx. 5 1/2 inches in length, descending from the rim. Small areas of loss to the painted design in the basin. The second, in overall good condition. Cracked into five pieces and reassembled. Minor loss along the seams -- mostly on the rim. Interior surface with some wear and areas of discoloration. Remnants of a sticker, approx. 2 inches in length on the base.
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