Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Acoma peoples
  • jar, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, painting
  • Object Height/Diameter: 27.5 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 13/16 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1337

The bulbous pot has white, brown, red, and orange decoration covering the top 2/3. The decoration is divided into three bands. The bottom band is red leaf-like shapes forming a zigzag. The next band up has orange triangles, outlined in dark brown lines that form a triangle, and every other space has a dark brown leaf. The top band is the thickest. It has a crosshatched triangles alternating with dark brown triangles (with a white leaf shaped space inside). The upper portion of the band has a zigzag of five thin brown lines with brown and orange triangles between, forming irregular white shapes in the negative space.