Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • jar, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, painting
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1341

The ceramic jar has a thick orange band at the bottom. The top 3/4 is covered with a white field and orange and dark brown decorations. The lip of the jar has a band of oblique rectangles in dark brown. The remainder of the decoration is two bands of the same repeating design: two triangles, filled with thin brown lines, the bases abutting the base of the thin, elongated solid brown triangle. There are two orange semicircles in the white space, and each design is separated by a band of brown and white oblique stripes, with a windowpane at the corner.