Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Tesuque peoples
  • jar, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 25 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 13/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1327

The ceramic jar has a light-colored field and black painted decoration on the neck, shoulder, and most of the body.

The neck decoration is delineated with two thin bands. There are double chevrons circling the neck. Below the bands, there are six repeats of the same design: a stepped triangle, with a chevron inside, and three short vertical lines.