2002-11 Low Bowl – Eroded – with Simple Design and Rim Coil

Low bowl with polychromatic design of six stylized bird (?) shapes that encircle the pot between two sets of framing lines. The pot is eroded and the design is worn, perhaps by water, as if someone had used it under a potted plant. Attributed to Nampeyo. As with 2002-03 and 2002-09, the attribution to Nampeyo is problematic. Like 2002-03, this pot has an added coil of clay on the rim so the inside is slightly convex. The design is graceful, elegantly drawn, and fits the pot well. However, the provenance of the pot provides the most direct evidence of its maker.