By 1993, private collection, Dallas, Texas; thence to Dallas Museum of Art (accession date: December 16, 2011).
REASON FOR ACQUISITION AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE 1970 RULE:
This work was illustrated and described in a publication from 1981. It has been on display at the DMA since 1993, except for its loan in 2001 and 2002 to an exhibition at LACMA. This Mimbres bowl has enabled the DMA to show with an actual example the influence of ancient ceramic design (here the motif of repeated stylized feathers) on the work of 20th-century pueblo potters: Plate with radiating feather design, by María Martínez and Popoví Da from the 1960s (DMA accession number 1987.342.FA) and Jar with water serpent and feather motifsI, by Vangie Tafoya, c. 1993 (DMA accession number 1997.47).
EXHIBITION HISTORY: DMA, September 1993 to May 2001; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Road to Aztlan: Art from a Mythic Homeland, May 13, 2001 to April 28, 2002; DMA, May 2002 through the present.