Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Zuñi maker
  • jar, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4150

The ceramic jar widens at the bottom. It has a short neck and a widely flaring lip. It has a light colored field. The body is decorated with two bands of black and white checkerboards alternating with red rectangular outilnes with a line inside. There is one red and two black bands above and a band of short vertical lines in clusters of three. The underside of lip the is decorated with a zigzag of black and white blocks flanked with red triangles. The inside of the lip is decorated with a band of zigzag with interlocking curlicues above and clusters of three red circles below.