Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) maker
  • pitcher, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 15.5 x 12.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4456
Label Text

The pitcher has a round body and wide neck. It has a narrow pourspout with a handle opposite from the rim to the shoulder. There is a bird on either side of the neck with a spotted body and a stick-like wing. There is a band of triangles around the rim. Some are black and some are black outlines with black dots. The widest point on the body has a band of black triangles pointing upward and black triangles pointing downward. Every third downward pointing triangle is larger and touches a triangle from the bottom row. The large triangles on the bottom row are black, the smaller are black outlines with black dots.