Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hopi peoples
  • bowl, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: First Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Alfred E. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4499

The wide, shallow bowl has a light orange field and thick black band with a thin band near the rim. The interior is decorated with a rectangle with black and field colored stepped triangles inside. There are orange triangles in each corner. Either side has a wing-like shape (oriented in different directions) of a field colored semicircle with three lines and three black triangles at the bottom edge. The design may be a highly stylized bird.