Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Fannie Nampeyo
    1904–1987, active 1920–1987
    born: Arizona, United States ; active: United States, United States
  • bowl, early 1900s–1992
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4469

The globular bowl is mostly orange with areas of light brown. It has a wide decorated band on the shoulder. There are two repeats of the same design consisting of a black triangle with a field colored rectangle on one side and four thin vertical lines. There are two field colored teardrop shapes with black dots over the top of an orange block and black block, separated from a white "D" shape by thin vertical lines, one with four black dots. "D" shapes continue in black and white in a downward curve. The space under is field colored with a black "D" shape at one end and triangle on the bottom. The area on the other side of the curving line has a block of solid orange, then two finger-like shapes in speckled white and black. The band over the top of the design has a black and white speckled triangle, a black curlicue with a triangle and three black horizontal lines.