Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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large bowl
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • large bowl, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 33.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 13 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4624

The large bowl has a slightly flared rim. The exterior is undecorated orange clay, but the rim is painted red. The interior has a white field and two black birds with very small wings. One has dots on the body, the other has wavy lines. Clusters of three leaves, identified as beeweed, separate the birds. The bottom is decorated with a cross-like shape with wavy arms. There is a black band on the rim and a band of triangular black outlines just under the rim.