Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Pablita Tafoya Chavarria
    1914–1979, active 1930–1979
    active: United States
  • ashtray, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5.5 x 10.5 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4255

The oval tray has a raised rest at one end for a cigar or cigarette. It is a glossy black. There is a matte black design on the interior bottom of the tray. It has a stylized raincloud design consisting of semicircles with rain below and lightning on either side.