ZUNI BLACK ON GRAY PRAYER MEAL BOWL circa 1900
These prayer meal bowls are about the only modern Southwestern true ceremonial pottery that it's okay for tribal members to sell and for non-Indians to own outside the Pueblo. The Zunis feel that once they've been used in a ceremony, the piece no longer has its magic and can be given away or sold. This is a wonderful century-old piece with all the bells and whistles: frogs, dragonflies and moths to bring water and even a deer to provide dinner. The more time you spend looking at it, the more you appreciate it. This is on page 191 of the Second Edition of our Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni.
7-1/2" diameter x 6" at its highest point
This shows its aga and has some restoration