Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mary Tortalita
  • bowl, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4562

The bowl has a red interior and bottom. The exterior is white with a decorated band on the top half. Pairs of black triangles are joined with neighboring pairs by a thin black line. There are groups of four triangles under the thin line and a band of black semicircles below.