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This piece is an unsigned Acoma open bowl from the 1940s. It is coil-built and painted with native clay slips and bee-weed (black). The bowl is thin-walled and has classic Acoma designs. There is two swirling birds on the sides. They are separated by extended rain cloud designs. The rim has a triangular mountain pattern. It is also the rim that makes the pieces so interesting, as it is turned inward creating an “infinity” rim. It is a form that can be seen in Acoma pottery for nearly a century. The bowl was traditionally fired to create slight color variations on the surface. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.