Bowl, Female Figure and Dragonflies

Ancestral Pueblo (Sikyatki)

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Sikyatki ("Yellow House" in the modern Hopi language) is the name given to the style first recognized at the eponymous site excavated in northeastern Arizona by the Smithsonian in the late 19th century. Sikyatki polychrome bowls contain geometric and figural designs painted over the entire surface in yellow and red slip, often with an innovative technique of splatter paint achieved by blowing dark paint on the lighter surface through a reed.

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