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 Location0047
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionThis crenellated prayer meal bowl has four toads (the spots suggest they are not frogs) or horned toads painted inside and outside. These animals are water symbols. A spirit line encircles the interior of the bowl below the toads. 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
Height9.1 cm
Diameter17.1 cm x 16.8 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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