Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18.5 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/4 x 9 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1335

The short, fat ceramic jar has a single thick band of decoration, which occupies the top 3/4 of pot. The band is a white field, with red/brown and black decoration. The center of the band has four repeats of the same design: a white diamond shape outlined in red/brown, with a red/brown triangle at each point, next to a white triangle, and a vaguely butterfly shaped figure in the center. The lateral points touch the next diamond. The triangles created above and below the diamonds are bounded with black and white striped triangles and another vaguely butterfly shaped design.