Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Hopi maker
  • bowl, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4506

The small orange bowl has a decorated band on the outside, divided into blocks that each repeat one time. The first block has an upside down orange "L" shape in the upper facing left corner with three black triangles to fill out the top right triangle. The bottom portion of the block is mostly an orange triangle with two thin black semicircles along the edges. The other block has two small orange semicircles on the facing left, each enclosed within a larger black triangle which defines a larger orange triangle with two black squares on the facing right side.