Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wedding vase
  • unknown Piipaash (Maricopa) maker
  • wedding vase, late 1800s–1984
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18.5 x 15 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Roberta Rowland
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4125

The globular vessel has two cylindrical spouts, each with a flaring lip. There is a ceramic strap between the spouts. It has an orange field. Both sides are decorated the same with a diamond in the center that has solid black at either end and two wavy lines in the middle. There are concentric lines around the diamond. There is a band of open circles around each spout and wavy lines under each spout in the negative space where the designs from either side come together.