920 Ritually Killed                                            

Timbre bowls of New Mexico depicted themes inspired by fishing and hunting. Religious gestures were made through piercing the bowl to create a hole and breaking it before depositing it in the tomb. 

This act was referred to as "ritually killed". 

                                 H. 39 1/8" W. 40 1/2"

Barbier, Jean Paul. A Guide to Pre-Columbian Art.  Skira, 1998. pp. 20-21.

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