c. 500-1000

Molded, carved, and burnished pottery

Diameter: 17.8 cm (7 in.); Overall: 11 x 18 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.251


This mold-made ceramic bowl is decorated with a band of figures depicted in low relief. Most wear masks or grotesque headdresses, and four seem to struggle with deer. The meaning of the scene, which may be drawn from myth, is unknown.

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