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  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • jar, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 28 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 11 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4087

The jar has a bulbous body and short neck. It has a light colored field. Each design repeats twice and consists of two deer, one above the other and facing opposite directions, in a circle with embellished edges. Each deer has a red arrow, possibly a "heartline." There is a five petaled flower on a red field and a dark brown outline for the circle and a second dark brown scalloped border. The neck is decorated with repeats of a long narrow triangle, partially filled with red lines, partially filled with dark brown crosshatching. There are two triangles, each with a curled end that fill the space along one side of the colored triangle.