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
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Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.1