Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bowl with spout
  • Santo Domingo peoples
  • bowl with spout, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 25.5 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 10 1/16 x 13 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4425

The wide bowl has a large spout on one edge and small loop handle on the rim opposite. It has a wavy rim. The interior and top 2/3 of the exterior are white, the exterior bottom is red. The white exterior is painted with repeats of black shapes consisting of triangles and semicircles such that the remaining white appears as a leaf shape. There is a wave-like design above the band of leaf shapes. The outside of the spout is decorated wtih a row of small black rectangles with semicircles above and below.
The interior of the bowl is mostly white, but the bottom is decorated with a cross made from rows of semicircles and the pourspout has two rows of semicircles. There are two pairs of black semicircles on the handle.