Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Santa Clara peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • 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
  • 2007.4270

The glossy black ceramic bowl has a wide band of matte black decoration. There are two repeats of a panel. There is a long triangle on the bottom with two glossy triangles on the short side and a glossy triangle with one stepped side within the large triangle. The area above the triangle has another glossy triangular shape with one round edge and three matte triangles on each of the other two sides.