Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of candlesticks
  • Maria Martinez, artist
    1887–1980
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
    Julian Martinez, painter
    1897–1943
    born: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States ; died: San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • pair of candlesticks, early 1900s–1934
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: a 14.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: a 5 11/16 x 3 1/2 in
    Object Height/Diameter: b 15 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: b 5 7/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4415.a,b
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The pair of matching candlesticks are cylindrical with flared bases. They are glossy black. The top 1/3 is decorated with a band of matte black semicircles and a band of tall, narrow triangles.