Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stirrup bottle
  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • stirrup bottle, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.5 x 10.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Edward T. Fay
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4141

The ceramic vessel has a globular bottom and two spouts that join at the top in a single opening. It has a white field with black decoration. The bottle, below the spouts, is decorated with a band of diagonal lines. There is a semicircle filled with scalloped lines between the spouts on either side. The spouts are decorated with pointed ovals and diagonal lines.