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Zuni Stepped Kiva Bowl with Avanyus, c.1900-1910

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Zuni Stepped Kiva Bowl with Avanyus, c.1900-1910

This is a ceremonial piece used in the kivas. The inside of the bowl depicts the water serpents found around the springs and the rivers, and the steps represent the steps to the kiva. The tadpoles and dragonflies are also symbols of water, which is exactly what is being requested in the ceremonies—water, in any form. It measures 4 ½” height and 11 ½” diameter, it has one reglued chip. Provenance: a Boston collection. A truly unique item.

p4212 -- $3300



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