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  • Acoma or Laguna peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 29.5 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 5/8 x 12 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4641

The jar has a narrow base and a short neck. It has a black field with a band of diamonds on the neck with thick red outlines and white interiors. The body is decorated with a band of blocks consisting of a white pointed oval in the center, horizontally oriented, with a horizontal line, red dots on either side and chevrons at one end. A white triangle with a long end curves above and below the oval. Two black semi circles are at one end of the triangle. There are narrow white streaks in the negative space above or below the triangle.