Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bowl with handle and two birds
  • unknown Acoma maker
  • bowl with handle and two birds, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 8.5 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4520

The small globular bowl has one handle and two modeled bird heads. The bodies and wings of the birds are painted in black. The center two triangles have feet below and the lateral four triangles probably represent the wings. Each bird has black eyes and a red comb.