Lowden Story Bowl


Item Number: DR 237
Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo
Artist: Mary Lowden
Medium: Clay and pigment
Age: Circa early 1980s
Dimensions: 2″ x 2″



This is a precious miniature – often called a story bowl – depicting four children and a dog peering at three turtles at the bottom of the bowl. Each of the boys has either a sling shot, a canteen, or a ball.  The dog appears just as curious as the boys. This miniature is perfectly  executed from the shape of the boys, and their toys, to the symbols on the bowl.

Small pottery pieces such as this one were created and used to teach children about beliefs and cultural aspects of the Acoma people.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the artist at Santa Fe Indian Market.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz