Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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box with lid
  • unknown Poh Woh Geh Owingeh (San Ildefonso) maker
  • box with lid, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9 x 8 x 11 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 4 5/16 in height with lid
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4416.a,b

The rectangular box (2007.4416.a) and lid (2007.4416.b) are glossy black. The short ends of the box are decorated with matte black zigzags. The long sides are decorated with a matte black "V" in the center and triangles with a curlicue at one point on either side. There is a matte stripe above the triangle with a glossy black wavy line.

The top surface of the lid is divided into four rectangles, each with a matte triangle and a glossy triangle. The lid has a small loop handle on top and a groove around the perimeter to allow it to sit into the box.