Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Piipaash (Maricopa) peoples
  • pitcher, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15.5 x 15.5 cm diameter without handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in diameter without handle
  • Gift of Mrs. Allen Phillips
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4111

The pitcher has a globular base, a short neck, and a small pourspout. The handle attaches at the rim opposite the spout and at the shoulder. It is decorated with a band of clusters of three leaf-like designs around the widest portion and a band of triangles with lines above and below around the neck.