Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Severa Tafoya
    1890–1973, active 1915–1973
    active: United States
  • pitcher, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint, burnishing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 8.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4375

The small globular black pitcher has a small handle opposite the wide spout. It has a glossy black field with a matte design. There is a stepped triangle under the spout with horizontal lines in the middle, possibly depicting a pueblo with ladder. There is a split triangle on either side, near the handle.