Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Hopi maker
  • flask, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 11 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4564

The bottle has a globular body, a slightly flattened back, a straight neck and a loop on either side. It has plant fiber cord through the loops.

It has a white field. The front is decorated with a black cross made from four pairs of narrow triangles with a spiralling square design in the center. There is a small black circle in each space between the arms that connects to the center with a line. There are five lines radiating from the other side of the circle and two lines running perpendicular to the connecting line.