Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0105
Cultural AffiliationHopi
CA details1st Mesa
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
DescriptionThe interior of this bowl is decorated with a mana figure. This is indicated by the tablita (head decoration), the face with the striped bands below the chin and the red dots, and the motifs below the head. There are several possible interpretations of the depiction, but the feather motifs on the head and the red dots most typify the Poli Mana (Butterfly Girl). Poli Mana is not a katsina because she is not masked when she appears at ceremonies, though she is masked when carved as a doll or when depicted on pottery. Similarly decorated bowls can be seen in Wade and McChesney (pp. 164-172).
DescriptorsBowl
Height8.2 cm
Diameter19.4 cm x 19.0 cm
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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