Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hopi peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4497

The cylindrical bowl has a narrower base and is orange with black decoration. There are two designs that are very similar. Both have a black curl with a triangle on one side and two small triangles near the end of the curl. The outside end of the curl is different. One has a spiral that ends in a stepped triangle, the other has a triangle that divides lengthwise leaving two rectangular shapes, each with an orange segment. There is a small white orange triangle at the bifurcation.