CULTURE: Mogollon / White Mountain Ware / Cedar Creek Polychrome Variant ORIGIN: New Mexico / Arizona AGE: 1250 - 1325 A.D. SIZE: 9" in diameter by 3 1/2" in height DESCRIPTION : An exceptionally fine example of the type with outstanding design and workmanship. The background is a rich red terracotta color with the design elements painted in black and white. Geometric designs include rows of triangles, wide black lines, and opposing triangles on each side of the bowl enclosing fine line elements, hanging multiple light brown triangles, and rows of upright black triangles outlined in white. The exterior of the bowl has a large stylized bear claw with black lines outlined with white. The bowl has been professionally reassembled with light paint enhancement in various areas. Rarely is a bowl from this period found with "controlled" brushwork of this quality!