Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20.5 x 25.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4607

The jar has a relatively small base and shoulder. It has a red bottom and white sides and neck. The decoration is broken into blocks, defined by thin lines. There is a diagonal band of red triangle across the lower facing left corner and the upper facing right corner. The small triangle in the corner is created by this band has two black triangles. The red triangles have a pair of black triangles at the tip or a pointed oval with a two leaf-like shapes at the bottom and a triangle with curls at the later points. The triangle has two white dots and a short white line. The upper facing left corner and bottom facing right have a black semicircle with two white semicircles inside and two white dots with a short white line. There are two leaf-like pointed ovals at the top of the black semicircle.