Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • vase, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 30.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4642

The vase has a narrow base and flares as it goes up. It has a small shoulder. It is red with a horseshoe shaped design in black with three white feather-like designs between. The horseshoe has three black rectangles at the bottom and just above. There is a curving black line with black circles and black ovals at the top joined at the sides. The three white feathers between have a red triangle at the top and black rectangles joining the cluster to the horseshoe design on either side. There is a comb-like design between the legs of the horseshoe.