Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 7 5/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4476

The shallow bowl has a light orange field. The interior is decorated with a stylized bird. The orange head has black and white speckled wings. There are three orange feathers on each wing with black tips. The body is divided into four black rectangular shapes, the top two with a white pointed oval and the bottom two with white rectangles with a black semicircle on top.