Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Belen Tapia
    1914–1999, active 1935–1995
    born: Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • bowl, mid 1900s–1992
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, carving, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4262

The glossy black globular bowl has a band of carved semicircles with a stepped edge. These alternate with another irregular rectangular shape. Each repeats four times.