Bowl with a Pair of Avian-Fish Composite Creatures

A work made of earthenware with slip and paint.
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  • A work made of earthenware with slip and paint.

Date:

1000/1130

Artist:

Mimbres (Style III)
Mimbres Valley, New Mexico, United States

About this artwork

Many Mimbres hemispherical bowls feature bilateral compositions with a diversity of animal, human, and composite figures. In this design, a bird and a fish are combined in a single symbolic form, perhaps corresponding to a poetic figure of speech or metaphor alluding to the forces of water and wind in the Mimbres worldview.

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Artist

Mimbres

Title

Bowl with a Pair of Avian-Fish Composite Creatures

Origin

New Mexico

Date

1000–1300

Medium

Earthenware with slip and paint

Dimensions

13.3 × 26.4 × 30.8 cm (5 1/4 × 10 3/8 × 12 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Edward and Betty Harris

Reference Number

2004.1134

Extended information about this artwork

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