Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

figural vase
  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • figural vase, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, painting
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 17 x 18 cm depth is belly to tail
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 6 11/16 x 7 1/16 in depth is belly to tail
  • Gift of James K. Allen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1343

The ceramic vessel is in the shape of an owl. The rim has two ear tufts. The head is decorated with sylized feathers and the body with spots. The wings and tail are solid clay. Two dark spots on the bottom are rough, as if two legs were broken off.