Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hopi maker
  • ladle, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 11 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 12 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4475

The ceramic ladle has a round bowl and a slightly curved handle. It has a white field. The interior of the bowl is painted with black stripes. There is a wide black stripe with a black diamond in the center with a white zigzag. White lines contribute to a key-like design. There is a black band near the rim and black stripes on the handle. Three are horizontal, two are vertical, and three are horizontal.