Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Western Apache peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • willow, martynia, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 34 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 3/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2282

The 3-rod coiled olla-like jar has a rounded bottom, a dark rim, and a dark circle on the bottom. It is decorated with four vertical rows of triangles with the points down. There is one human figure, wearing a skirt, a hat, and curled-toe shoes, between the rows (four total). The design above each human figure varies. One has a cluster of square dots, another has a block "U" shape with one dot. One has a dog-like animal with no legs, and one is a row of square dots with a few others sprinkled around.