Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Santo Domingo peoples
  • olla, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Diameter: 27 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 5/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2738

The bulbous jar has a short, wide neck. The shoulder is decorated with a band of large white circles, set within a black square. The circles have thin narrow white vertical lines between them and short white bars joining them. The band above the shoulder is created by pairs of black triangles and the white negative space around them. The neck is decorated with a black wave-like design and white field. The bottom half of the pot is solid red.