Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Tesuque peoples
  • pot, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28.5 x 40.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 1/4 x 15 15/16 in
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4079

The very large jar has a small shoulder and wide mouth. The top half is white with a band of pointed ovals, filled with black diagonal lines, that goes around most of the pot. There are three small pointed ovals above and below each oval in the primary band. There are two pointed ovals with three small ones above and below the junction and lines radiating from the two ovals. Leaf-like decorations are present at the outside end of the overall design. The remainder of the pot is undecorated.