Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Caroline Fragua Gachupin
    born circa 1960s–?, active 1980s–present
    active: United States
  • bowl, late 1900s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4575

The large globular bowl is red with three decorative bands. The top band has repeating blocks: a thick black line from the lower facing left to the upper facing right corner. Black and white striped triangles are on either side of the block and a red triangle is at the top and bottom of the block.

The middle band has a band of triangles filled with red dots at the top and a black sawtooth pattern at the bottom. It has a long backward "7" shape on each. The tan field gives the appearance of a zigzag between red and black bands.

The bottom band has black and white striped triangles at the top and red stepped triangles along the bottom with small tan triangles inside. The tan field is visible between.