Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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jar
  • Zia peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–1988
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4518
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The jar has a red bottom and a wide white decorated band. The band has two iterations of the same image: a black bird with his legs tucked his wings raised and his neck extended. There is a stepped red triangle at the head end of the bird, with a series of smaller black triangles and a large three petaled red flower. There is a black and white striped triangle under the bird's legs. There is a stepped red triangle behind the bird's tail with a series of smaller black triangles.