Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tesuque peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4142

The ceramic bowl has a black cross on a light brown field and two arms have semicircles with wavy lines and the other arms have semicircles without decoration inside. All of the semicircles have an additional outline that is pointed at the top. The arms with the "empty" semicircles have leaf-like projections between the semicircles. There is a wavy line and two black lines near the rim.