A Narino Polychrome Footed Bowl,
ca. 1250 - 1500 CE
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tall Tuza bowl with a large foot; the exterior body is decorated with groups of reddish brown lines over black, and dotted and vertical lines to the base. Old collection number: 021T15 on base.
Condition: Complete with break rejoined and minor chips on the rim and bottom of the vessel as well some scratches and wear all over the body.
Dimensions: Diameter: 7 5/8 inches (19.3 cm), Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.43 cm)
Provenance: Roberta McCain private collection, Washington DC, an independent-minded oil heiress who was married to one of the Navy’s highest-ranking officers. Her father-in-law, John S. McCain Sr., a four-star Navy admiral, commanded forces in the Pacific during World War II; her husband, John S. McCain Jr., another four-star Navy admiral, led the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 and commanded U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. At the age of 96, she displayed characteristic pluck when she took to the presidential campaign trail on behalf of her son, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.