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Bowl sherd
Abiquiu Black-on-gray
Ancestral Pueblo
Pueblo IV. AD 1350 - 1450
Two stylized feathers are visible on the lower portion of the sherd. The paint is made from plants, often the Rocky Mountain Beeweed (Cleome serrulata). When the pot is fired, the carbon in the paint remains, so it is known as carbon or vegetal paint. This piece was found in the Bandelier area. It is a style commonly found near Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Ceramic, L 12, W 8, T 1.27 cm [L 4 ¾, W 3 ¼, T ½ inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 747