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 Location0046
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
DescriptionThis crenellated prayer meal bowl has two toads (the spots suggest it's not a frog) or horned toads and two cumaikoli (dragonfly) motifs painted on the exterior, and four tadpoles and a toad or horned toad on the interior. These animals are all water symbols. 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
Height9.8 cm
Diameter16.3 cm x 16.0 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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