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: 15 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1333

The ceramic bowl has a band of black decoration on the top half and a field of white. The white band has two thin black bands on the upper and lower edges. A semicircle design is repeated nine times. It has three stacked semicircles, the highest with lines projecting upward. There is an orange band under the white.