Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small jar
  • Fannie Nampeyo
    1904–1987, active 1920–1987
    born: Arizona, United States ; active: United States, United States
  • small jar, early 1900s–1975
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1813
Label Text

The small round jar has a wide belly and narrow neck. It is decorated with a band of dark brown wave-like curls. The negative space above the top wave is filled with orange and each bottom wave has a design that looks like a wing with two brown mottled feathers and an orange rectangle with a brown band. The design is commonly referred to as a "migration pattern."