Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Zuñi maker
  • pitcher, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 16.5 x 15.5 x 23.5 cm length is handle to spout
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 in length is handle to spout
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1332

The ceramic pitcher has a white field with brown and orange decoration. The handle is covered in a grid pattern. The body is covered with two bands of decoration. The top band is right triangles fitted together to form a rectangle. The triangles are outlined in brown, and are mostly white inside, but have smaller triangles or partial circles of brown or orange. The bottom band is crosshatched with vertical stripes. There rim of the vessel and spout are painted brown.