Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bowl with Avanyu design
  • Lupita Martinez
    active: United States
  • bowl with Avanyu design, 1960s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Gift of Beverly M. Boyd
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4400

The globular bowl has a wide matte black band on the shoulder. It is a glossy black stylized serpent, identified as Avanyu, with a jagged arrow near his mouth. There is one stylized rain cloud above the serpentine body.