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Rosita de Herrera is a daughter of noted Ohkay Owingeh potter Tomasita Montoya and a sister of Dominguita Sisneros. This bowl is coil built and it is polished red on the rim and base. Near the base are incised mountain and rain designs. Around the body of the bowl are deeply carved bears (the triangles are the ears), separated by sun designs and rain patterns. It is a complex and striking design. There are both carved and incised designs. All the colors in the designs are from red and white clay slips. It is signed on the bottom, “Rosita de Herrera”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is from the 1970s.