LOCATION: Southern New Mexico- Deming Area
AGE: Ca 850 - 950 A.D.
This masterful work of art measures a full 13 1/2" in diameter by 6 1/2" in height. It has been professionally reassembled using only the original shards. There is a very small area of restoration around the kill hole. It is a masterpiece for the period with finely drawn with a skillfully drawn horned toad as the center motif. Most experts agree that the checkerboard center represents the night sky and the swirling fine lines the wind.Other geometric design elements consist of upright and hanging triangles as well as carefully carefully drawn undulating lines circling the center motif. It is exceptional both in size and balanced beauty of the design elements. The bowl comes from the famous and extensive collection of the late Red Ellis. The bowl is legal for private ownership under all current State and Federal Laws.