Zuni Stepped Kiva Bowl with Avanyus, c.1900-1910
Steve Elmore Indian Art
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.
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H 4.5IN x DIA 11.5IN
H 11.43CM x DIA 29.21CM
good, with one small rim chip and one reglued larger rim chip