Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • jar, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico Territory (present-day New Mexico), United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Diameter: 33 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 12 3/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2737

The jar has a bulbous base and narrow neck. There are five repeats of a square panel on the bulbous portion consisting of a red four petal flower on a white field, the corners are filled with red triangles with a stepped edge. The thick border has a diagonal row of three triangles in each corner, filled with narrow stripes, and leaflike shapes in the remaining space. There is a vertical bar of black and white sawtooth design between each panel repeat. There is a band of checkerboard of red or black alternating with white. The neck has two repeats of the same panel described above, separated by bars of sawtooth design in black and white.

The bottom 1/4 of the pot is solid red.