Shallow bowl on a raised base

Cochiti Pueblo (Kotyete)


late 19th century

Terracotta with paint and slip

Overall: 1 9/16 × 5 1/2 in. (4 × 14 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Emily W. and George H. Browne



Place Made: Cochití Pueblo, United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southwest

Not on view


Label on object: "Mrs. Thomas P. James bought this about 1870 from some one that brought it from New Mexico." In graphite: "Cochiti" "40"


Cochiti artists representing three centuries created these works, each embracing the tradition of storytelling through Cochiti Pueblo design and ceramics. Two of the bowls, by unidentified makers, are somewhat similar in conception, with decorative rims and interior central imagery. One features painted clouds, rain, a bird, and a turtle; the other, shallower bowl has an abstract design. For the third bowl, contemporary artist Diego Romero combines Pop art and comic book imagery with elements from earlier Cochiti ceramics to depict figures constructing a mound from iPods.

Waking from their long slumber the little people have returned to find a post human landscape littered with our clutter; they are hard at work recycling our mess into a mound of monolithic proportion. —Diego Romero

From the 2022 exhibition Unbroken: Native American Ceramics, Sculpture, and Design, curated by Dillen Peace '19, Native American Art Intern and Sháńdíín Brown '20, Native American Art Intern 

Course History

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sienna Craig, Winter 2022

Writing Program 5.24, Photographic Representations, Amanda Wetsel, Winter 2023

Writing Program 5.25, Photographic Representations, Amanda Wetsel, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

Unbroken: Native American Ceramics, Sculpture, and Design, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 22, 2022-March 12, 2023.


Collected in New Mexico by an unidentified collector; sold to Mrs. Thomas P. James, about 1870; George H. Browne (1857-1931) and Emily Robbins Webster Browne (1861-1942), Cambridge, Massachusetts; given (by Miss Ellen A. Webster, Mrs. Browne's sister) to present collection, 1942.

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