Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Zuñi maker
  • jar, late 1800s–1988
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, painting
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 12 3/8 in
  • Gift of Margaret L. Hoopes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1340

The bulbous ceramic jar has a thick dark brown band at the bottom. The remainder is white with decorations in red and dark brown. The top portion is delineated by two thin brown bands. Above those bands, there are three repeats of a curlicue design in dark brown with thin brown lines, with two red triangles. Below the thin brown bands, there are two medallions, separated by two bands of decoration. The medallions have a red field filled with a flower shape, and dark brown scalloped edges. The space between the medallions is filled with four repeats of a heartline deer in a structure-like design (in two bands), and four bird-like designs in orange.