Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo) maker
  • jar, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 26 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 1/4 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4625

The jar has a red bottom and interior. The remainder has a white field. The neck is decorated with a series of triangles arranged to resemble overlapping six-pointed stars. The body of the pot is decorated wtih three black birds. The head is round with a large eye, the wings are indicated by a white "W" on the side or two red leaf shaped projections on the back. The birds are separated by a plant with a red flower and black center, red dots clustered on a stem, two triangular black leaves, and a cluster of teardrop shaped leaves near the bottom.