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37c Mimbres Bowl stamp

United States Postal Service2004-08-24

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The Mimbres people of southwestern New Mexico produced a unique style of black-on-white pottery featuring representations of wildlife, humans, or mythic beings combined with geometric motifs. Most bowls of the Classic Mimbres period (circa A.D. 1000-1150) probably served as eating vessels. This striking example depicts two stylized bighorn sheep, animals that were once common in the Mimbres area.
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Scott Catalogue USA: 3873a
unused

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.1

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  • Title: 37c Mimbres Bowl stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2004-08-24
  • Subject Keywords: Mimbres Bowl, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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