Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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PRAYER MEAL BOWL
PRAYER MEAL BOWL
TitlePRAYER MEAL BOWL
Case Location0045
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
DescriptionThis prayer meal bowl is unusual in that it has a dentate or scalloped rim rather than a crenellated rim. Six tadpoles, water symbols, are painted on both the interior and exterior surfaces; the ones on the interior are not evenly spaced. Prayer bowls contain water and corn meal on ceremonial altars; they are also used to hold corn meal in houses to be used to bless the katsinam and other ceremonial participants.
DescriptorsBowl
Height6.6 cm
Diameter13.6 cm x 13.7 cm (max)
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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