Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Sadie Adams
    1905–1995, active 1930–1981
    active: United States
  • jar, early 1900s–1965
  • Where object was made: Kykotsmovi (Oraibi), First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/16 x 8 5/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4073

The light colored ceramic jar has no neck. There are two iterations of a bird design, possibly an eagle consisting of a black outline, light spiral on the chest, and red triangles on the wings. The design between the birds has four thin vertical lines and triangles on either side.